Jacob Abela is a Melbourne-based pianist, ondist, and composer acclaimed for his work in the new music field. Abela has appeared at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (USA), Metropolis Festival, ISCM World New Music Days, Sydney Festival, and Mathemusical Conversations (Singapore). In 2015, Abela performed Pierre Boulez’s monumental Sur Incises at BIFEM, and appeared with Ensemble Offspring at the eighth Shanghai New Music Week.
Abela has worked with some of the world’s most renowned musicians and ensembles, including composer and violist Brett Dean, Singapore-based T’ang Quartet, members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, pianist Vicki Ray, and Australian new music outfits Synergy Percussion and Ensemble Offspring. He has also received awards and fellowships including the 2015 Ensemble Offspring Hatched Academy and the Australia Council’s ArtStart program. Abela holds a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium and studied at the Australian National Academy of Music from 2013-2015.