It gives me great pleasure to announce that I have been named as the 2018 Associate Artist with Sydney-based Ensemble Offspring! I am looking forward to all the wonderful projects and music making ahead! “ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING ARE CHAMPIONS OF ADVENTUROUS NEW MUSIC. Presenting concerts of seminal chamber music to free improvisation, alongside the creation […]

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen; Symphony for Wind Instruments Over Easter 2015, I had the pleasure of travelling to Aldeburgh, England to perform in the ‘Britten Pears Young Artist Programme’, which was founded over forty years ago by Benjamin Britten, in order to provide high-level performance training for the world’s best emerging professional musicians. Here we were led […]

After months of preparation, it was exhilarating the perform Pierre Boulez’s ‘Domaines’ for Clarinet and Orchestra with the Webern Kammerphilharmonie and conductor Simeon Pironkoff, in the Mozart Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus. The piece involves the clarinetist entering different ‘domains’ of musical ideas, all represented around different parts of the stage. The six ensembles are spaced in […]

OAKES & SATO, 03.11.2016 Hotel Imperial!   Together with Pianist Mari Sato, we performed an evening concert in the charming ambience of Hotel Imperal Vienna’s ‘1873 HalleNsalon‘! It was a performance of exquisite French music (with a touch of Russian flair!). The repertoire included the world-famous romantic meditation from the opera Thaïs, French Lieder, the […]

My first ever trip to Russia was to perform and record Mahler’s 6th Symphony with the International Diaghilev Festival Orchestra, under the baton of the brilliant conductor Teodor Currentzis. The first two weeks begun with an intense rehearsal schedule, culminating with a performance in the Perm Opera House. Then the whole orchestra travelled to Moscow to record […]

Second Place!!!! Wooooohooooo! Over October and November 2015 I competed in the 2015 ‘Casino Austria Rising Stars Award’ Competition Final. I am pleased to announce that I made it into the finals, and came 2nd. The final round of the competition was recorded live, and parts were broadcast nationally throughout Austria. Here are some photos from the final round […]

Who was Fanny Hensel? Is that what I hear you asking? Well! Hamburg-born Fanny Hensel (1805 – 1847) was the musically-gifted eldest sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn. Although she wrote about 500 musical compositions, she was not permitted to pursuit it professionally, largely due to the fact that her father believed that “Music should be an […]