Omega Ensemble and the MSO

I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that I have been selected for Omega Ensemble’s CoLAB Composer Accelerator Program, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Cybec 21st Century Composer Program.

These are two of the best young composer opportunities Australia has to offer and it’s a huge privilege to be selected. Over the course of the coming year I’ll be composing new pieces for Omega Ensemble and the MSO, which will be performed and recorded.

Two Recordings in March

In March I was fortunate to have two pieces recorded in Hobart.

My orchestral piece Rapids and Ripples – which was runner up in last year’s Willoughby Symphony Young Composer Award – was workshopped by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Ten years on since winning TSO’s Student Composition Competition, it was a joy to hear the orchestra play my work again.

With conductor Simon Reade in the studio of the Federation Concert Hall

I was also very lucky to record my piano suite Light and Transfiguration with the inimitable Michael Kieran Harvey. This piece is the culmination of my Masters research into music modelled on natural processes and one of my most ambitious pieces to-date. We filmed the piece in the beautiful salon at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, and I’m looking forward to sharing this soon.

With Michael Kieran Harvey following a great recording session