At age ten, Fletcher desperately wanted to play guitar in his primary school music program. After being told that the trumpet would yield better opportunities, he entered a love-hate relationship with the instrument, eventually falling in love with it in late high school. Continuing on to tertiary studies, Fletcher completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Western Australia in 2015 under Evan Cromie and Brent Grapes.
Whilst in Perth, Fletcher was a member of the WA Youth Orchestra, performing as Principal Trumpet 2013-2015. In his final year at UWA, Fletcher was awarded the Vose Memorial Prize for his performance of the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto in the Perth Concert Hall.
After moving to Melbourne in 2016 to study at the Australian National Academy of Music under David Elton and Tristram Williams, Fletcher appeared in many performances, the highlights of which include being a member of the winning ensemble of the ANAM Chamber Competition in 2016, and performing alongside both the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian World Orchestra. In addition to this, Fletcher is an accomplished freelancer across Australia, having performed with the West Australian, Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the latter of which as Guest Principal.
Fletcher hopes to travel around the world after his time at ANAM, with the aim of being able to live comfortably as a full-time member of a symphony orchestra in Australia. Outside of music, he loves coffee, good food and travelling… and doesn’t miss the guitar one bit!
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