Masterclass with Simone de Haan
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Sydney Conservatorium of Music offers you the opportunity to attend a masterclass with acclaimed trombonist Simone de Haan. You are invited to witness him working with talented students, workshopping techniques to perfect their craft in an ‘open lesson’ format.
Simone de Haan, contemporary trombonist, master teacher, artistic director and leading music educator, is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost musicians and advocates for contemporary music making in all its forms. As a soloist, member of the Australia Contemporary Music Ensemble (directed by Keith Humble) and co-founder of the leading contemporary music projects Flederman (with Carl Vine) and Pipeline (with Daryl Pratt), Simone has commissioned over 150 works by Australian composers, ranging from solo works to new compositions for trombone with live electronics and multi-media. His performance experience ranges from principal trombone positions with the WASO and Sydney Elizabethan Orchestra, to international solo and ensemble performances and master teacher engagements throughout Australia and internationally. During his career, Simone has also performed several Australian premieres of leading mainstream trombone concertos, together with a range of the established solo and chamber music repertoire. He has also collaborated extensively with many of Australia’s foremost composers, improvisers and dancers. Whilst resident in Europe in 1986, Simone was active in the Dutch improvisation scene as a soloist, freelancer and member of the Maarten Altena Ensemble and he also performed extensively with the contemporary music group Ensemble Modern based in Frankfurt. He was also the foundation Artistic Director of several music festivals, including the Queensland Music Festival, International New Music Tasmania Festival, and Jammin…making music together, a major collaborative event on South Bank in Brisbane. Simone has held significant music education leadership roles as Professor and Director of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music UTAS, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the ANU School of Music. He is committed to the creation of a dynamic relationship between the composer, performer and listener; breaking down the boundaries between composition and improvisation; and the development of a dynamic Australian musical culture in which our leading professional and developing musicians are encouraged to provide leadership in the evolution of a distinctive musical voice, as an integral part of Australia’s cultural landscape and special to this place.
- Free, bookings not required.