Nicholas Corkeron is an emerging musician in the Melbourne music scene, having previously been performing with numerous ensembles around Brisbane. Nicholas grew up in the suburb of Carindale in South-East Queensland into a family of professional musicians, and has always enjoyed live performance and classical music before ever being exposed to modern pop culture.
Learning from Yoram Levy and Dave Elton at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), his time at ANAM is always efficiently and productively spent regardless of COVID-related interruptions. In his first year at ANAM, he performed with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in a brass concert, as well as garnering experience playing under the Baton of Johannes Fritzsch as Principal Trumpet in Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony, among various other projects.
Prior to his time at ANAM, Nicholas has enjoyed performing with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), Camerata: Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, as fourth trumpet in Holst’s The Planets with the QSO under Simone Young, Principal Trumpet of the Queensland Youth Symphony for three years under John Curro, and with the Brisbane Excelsior Brass Band as Second Solo Cornet. He also loves playing chamber music in many different ensemble settings, having performed Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in 2015 with the Indooroopilly Chamber Orchestra (as seen on YouTube), and performing with Brown Snake Brass who travelled to Nelson, New Zealand to work with renowned brass group Septura. With voice as his second instrument, he has also spent some time in The Australian Voices as a bass singer in 2019 for multiple concerts and recordings.
Outside of music making, Nicholas enjoys reading, cooking and other creative outlets in his spare time.
FROM: Carindale, QLD. Lands of the Yuggera Ugarapul people.
Photo by Pia Johnson