Initially a clarinetist until the end of 2016, Adrian had the opportunity to make the permanent switch 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 Perth Chamber Orchestra, the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, Cygnus Arioso, 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 Piazolla 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 the Korngold concerto.
Personal highlights from his time at ANAM thus far include; performing all three Stravinsky ballets with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; and the deliciously wide scope of chamber music undertaken with his peers and colleagues.
When not practicing or performing, Adrian enjoys reading, buying art from op shops, drinking multiple coffees with fellow ANAM violinist Liam Pilgrim, and video chatting with his golden retriever back home.
In 2023, Adrian is finishing his third and final year of studies at the Australian National Academy of Music, under the tutelage of Zoe Black.
FROM: Perth. WA. Lands of the Noongar people.
Adrian’s training at ANAM is fully supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Dale and Greg Higham
Photo by Pia Johnson