Queensland Conservatorium student Lochlin Dormer has won Australia's most prestigious percussion award - the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Prize.
Two remarkable students are following a long line of musical luminaries by winning the prestigious Queensland Conservatorium Medal for Excellence. Violinist Kate Worley and pianist Crystal Smith were presented with the medals in front of a packed house at the opening concert of the Queensland Conservatorium orchestral season.
Music education is a family affair for second and third generation students at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU). These young musicians have chosen to follow in their parents and grandparents footsteps after winning a place at Australia's number one creative arts school.
When Nick Woodhead starts at the Queensland Conservatorium next week, he will be following a family tradition. Nick's older brother Dominic graduated from the Bachelor of Musical Theatre in 2014, and his older sister Miriam is in her final year of the same degree.
Queensland Conservatorium jazz student Mario Conde is travelling to the most remote corners of the state as part of the annual Culture Train line-up. The musical roadshow is part of Queensland Multicultural Month celebrations and features a series of free concerts in regional centres, from Bundaberg to Barcaldine, Longreach, Rockhampton and Winton. Mario originally hails from Bolivia and plays panpipes, fusing traditional South American and Western music.
Ben Shannon will play alongside some of the world’s best jazz musicians at the Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music next month. The Queensland Conservatorium graduate is one of just 48 musicians from around the world selected to attend the intensive 3-week workshop in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.
From Covent Garden in London to The Metropolitan Opera in New York – Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University graduates are being beckoned by some of the world’s most famous stages.