MusiciansHamish Jamieson

Hailing from Brisbane, Hamish Jamieson completed his Bachelor of Music at Queensland Conservatorium in 2019 where he studied under Meta Weiss and Molly Kadarauch. This year, Hamish commences his third year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under Howard Penny.

At ANAM, Hamish has successfully auditioned for the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy which was to take place in Germany in December 2020, but unfortunately, this program was cancelled due to COVID-19. Online, Hamish participated in ANAM masterclasses throughout with artists such as Wolfgang Emanuel-Schmidt, Stefan Faludi and Umberto Clerici.

In 2021, Hamish collaborated with Melbourne opera company, iOpera, for the productions of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Handel’s Acis and Galatea under the direction of the renowned Peter Tregear. These productions combined refined chamber music playing with the grandiose of opera, two of Hamish’s great passions in music. Hamish looks forward to further projects with iOpera in the future.

In 2020, Hamish was very fortunate to participate in the ANAM at the NGV program where he had the opportunity to compose responses to a collection of Australian artworks on display at the Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square in Melbourne. The creative process of responding to visual stimulus and improvisation taps into a very special and sacred place for Hamish.

During his undergraduate studies, Hamish was the winner of the 2018 Basil Jones Sonata Prize. In 2019, Hamish was accepted into the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) seasonal programs as well as their Chamber Players and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Fellowship programs. Hamish is now a casual musician with the ASO. At AYO Chamber Players, Hamish had the opportunity to work with the vibrant Dover Quartet and legendary double bassist Edgar Meyer.

Hamish’s passion for music is wide and all-inclusive. In addition to his classical training, Hamish has found growth as a jazz saxophonist and improviser.

Financial assistance supported by ANAM Syndicate donors - Jannie Brown, Michael & Lizanne Goodwin, Alwyn James, Elizabeth and Ron Rosanove, James Turnbull, Barry Jones AC and Rachel Faggetter, Anonymous (1)

Photo by Pia Johnson

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