2017 FacultyAidan Boase

Associate Faculty, Piano

Aidan Boase was born in Perth, Western Australia. After attending Perth Modern School on a music scholarship he completed a Bachelor of Music with honours at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). He had considerable success there studying with Ukranian pianist Anna Sleptsova, receiving the Cecilia Daff piano prize and winning WAAPA's Warana Concerto Competition three times, enjoying performances with the university orchestra on each occasion. Following his undergraduate degree Aidan made his first move to Melbourne to study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), learning with Timothy Young. Whilst here he was twice a finalist in the ANAM Concerto Competition and won first prize and the 3MBS Listeners' Choice award in the Chamber Music Competition. 

Aidan returned to Perth after his studies to become a member of the piano teaching staff at WAAPA, and to work as a freelance musician. He is in high demand as a collaborative artist, a recent performance highlights include a duo recital with WASO Concertmaster Laurence Jackson. He works regularly for the WA Symphony Orchestra and as repetiteur for new opera companies Lost and Found Opera and Freeze Frame Opera.

Aidan has performed at festivals across Europe and in the US. He was a 2015 fellow at the prestigious Norfolk Chamber Music Festival run by the Yale School of Music; and last year was a prize winner in the Virtuoso and Bel Canto Chamber Music Competition in Lucca, Italy.

As a concerto soloist Aidan has performed with orchestras around the country, including the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. 

When he finds time off Aidan likes to travel. He loves canyoning in the blue mountains with his brother and is passionate about free-diving and snorkeling. 

Aidan is excited to move back to Melbourne to join the ANAM faculty as an associate artist.

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