Initially a clarinettist until the end of 2016, Adrian had the opportunity to make the permanent switch from clarinet to the violin in 2017, commencing the first year of his undergraduate degree at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). He has since participated in the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp, and Orchestral Seasons, and performed with many ensembles in Perth, such as the Perth Symphony Orchestra, the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, and the St. Georges String Quartet as a violist from 2019-2020. He has enjoyed various masterclasses with the quartet, having worked with the Australian Brandenburg Quartet and the Australian String Quartet.
Highlights from his studies at WAAPA include learning from Emeritus Professor, Paul Wright, playing for various WAAPA musicals, co-winning the 2019 ROSL Chamber Music Competition, leading the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra (WSO) for the 2019 opera season and 2020 orchestral season, and performing works by Korngold and Piazzolla as a soloist with the WSO and with the WAAPA String Camerata respectively. In 2020, Adrian won WAAPA’s Warana Prize Concerto Competition with his performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto.
When not practicing or performing, Adrian enjoys reading and doing his bit for the environment by op shopping.
As of 2021, Adrian will commence his studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the tutelage of Zoë Black.
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