Category Archives: Australian Artists

Nicole Canham

Churchill Fellow, Nicole Canham works in mainstream classical performance specialising in chamber music, and collaborates with a range of artists from outside the world of music – theatre, film, photography, visual art and dance – exploring connections between artists and audiences. Recent work has included concerts with the quartet Clarity, participation in Chamber Made Opera’s performance and recording of Helen Gifford’s Exile, launched as an i-pad application, and residencies with new media artist Sarah Kaur at Punctum Live Arts, Victoria and the Mexican National Centre for New Music and Sonic Arts. Engagements in 2010 included concerts with Claude Delangle for Henri Selmer, Paris as part of their Concerts at La Fontaine series, performances at the UNAM Esceula Nacional de Musica Clarinet Festival, the 12 Nights Festival of electro-acoustic music, Miami and the Morelia International Film Festival. In November she performed with duo partner Sarah Kaur (new media artist) at the Visiones Sonoras Festival, Mexico. Nicole is currently engaged in a major commissioning project of new works for tarogato and electronics, and in the last 12 months has premiered 10 new works in concerts in Australia, France, Mexico and the USA. She is currently engaged in an international collaborative project called Hourglass, working with a team of Mexican and Australian composers, video and installation artists. With the company Polyartistry she is developing a project involving crowdsourcing and experimental opera in partnership with Opera Australia.

After completing a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance at the Australian National University School of Music, Nicole undertook post graduate study with renowned French clarinettist Philippe Cuper at the CNR de Versailles, obtaining her Prix de Perfectionnement and returning to Australia in 2003. Specialising in chamber music performance and presentation, Nicole has performed at festivals around Australia, including The Castlemaine State Festival, Four Winds, The Camden Haven Festival, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Darwin Youth Festival and the National Folk Festival. With the quartet Clarity, Nicole has performed internationally throughout Belgium, France and the UK, making their international debut at St-Martin-in-the-Fields. Her orchestral experience includes performances as part of the Australian Youth Orchestra Camerata, and with the Sydney Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Canberra Symphony and Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestras. Nicole’s discography includes recordings for The Anthology of Australian Music, and the Tall Poppies and Move labels. She has been a Move Records artist since 2005.

Jess Voigt

Jessica Voigt is a young Victorian-based saxophonist who completed her Bachelor of Music Performance (VCA) HONS (Monash) in 2010. Studying principally with Michael Lichnovsky, Jessica has also worked with saxophonists Barry Cockcroft, Ian Godfrey, Lachlan Davidson, David Gardner, Michael Duke, Niels Bijl and Kenneth Tse. Jessica has performed for 3MBS’ Live at the Convent concertContinue Reading

Joseph Lallo

Joseph Lallo is an Australian classical and contemporary saxophonist. He is currently studying in Bordeaux, France, under the direction of Marie-Bernadette Charrier. In 2009, Joseph completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne with Barry Cockcroft and Ian Godfrey, and was awarded the Catherine Grace McWilliam Bequest for achieving the top result in theContinue Reading

Peter Jenkin

Peter Jenkin (Clarinets) Born in London, Peter grew up in Adelaide, where he studied with Alan Bray and David Shepherd. He began his professional career as principal clarinet with the State Opera of South Australia. After completing a music degree at Adelaide University he studied with Antony Pay in London and worked with the London Sinfonietta and theContinue Reading

Katia Beaugeais

Katia Beaugeais is a French-Australian composer and saxophonist based in Sydney. Katia has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and has done a number of solo recitals featuring her own compositions on ABC Classic FM, 2MBS-FM and at international new music festivals. Katia won the Fellowship of Australian Composer’s Encouragement Award in 2006 for herContinue Reading

Nicholas Russoniello

Originally from Wollongong, Nick has performed in various settings both in Australia and abroad, especially in Italy. In 2010, as a member of the New Reed Quartet, Nick performed as a soloist with the Orchestra Dell’ Academia di Schio, Vicenza. Nick has performed throughout Italy with the Syrinx Quartet, including for the prestigious La Societa DeiContinue Reading

James Nightingale

James Nightingale is one of Australia’s leading classical saxophonists and is the alto saxophonist with Australia’s premier saxophone quartet, Continuum Sax. He is the President of the New Music Network and served as Vice-President from 2004 to 2007. During this time he has been at the heart of the direction of the NMN, serving asContinue Reading

Continuum Sax

Continuum Sax, Australia’s foremost Saxophone quartet, performs a unique repertoire that explores the intriguing, exciting and expressive world of the saxophone. Their concerts have been enjoyed by a wide range of audiences, including performances at the 2010 ISCM World New Music Days, the 2008 Restrung Festival, the 2005 Melbourne International Festival of Single Reeds, and theContinue Reading

Martin Kay

Martin is a freelance saxophonist, clarinetist and composer, the tenor saxophonist with Australia’s premiere saxophone quartet Continuum Sax, alto saxophone diva/composer with the experimental trio Song Fwaa, and clarinetist with the ever quirky Fantastic Terrific Munkle. Martin studied at the Queensland  Conservatorium of Music (Bachelor of Music – Honours) and the Sydney Conservatorium of MusicContinue Reading

Lawrence Dobell

Lawrence Dobell was born in Melbourne and studied clarinet at the Victorian College of the Arts. He held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Australian Youth Orchestra for four years and toured with them to China in 1979. In 1982 he won the Victorian State Finals of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition, andContinue Reading