Growing up in Bendigo (Dja Dja Wurrung country), Noah had a cello put in his hands by his school music teacher at age eight - she had declared: ‘Noah is a cellist!’ He hasn’t looked back since.
Noah graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School in 2021, having spent his school years performing with the Australian and Melbourne Youth Orchestras, Fabian Russell’s Orchestra Project, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Academy program, as well as developing a love for philosophy, literature, chemistry and mathematics. Earlier in high school Noah also discovered the trombone, and his involvement in the jazz band as bass trombonist triggered a lifelong and ever-growing appreciation of jazz music.
At the heart of his love for music is the opportunity to collaborate with others - he is proud to have performed as a member of the Eureka, Mendel, Lawson, and Subharmonix string quartets, and has enjoyed the challenge of serving as a section leader in both state and national youth orchestra programs. In 2019, Noah had the privilege of returning to his hometown to perform as soloist with the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra.
Noah has studied under Cally Bartlett, Sam Goble and Josephine Vains, without whose guidance and friendship he would not be in a position to take the step to train at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2022. He is excited to further explore the language of music in its many forms under the guidance of Howard Penny.
Financial assistance supported by ANAM Syndicate donors - Neil and June Jens, Robert Whitehead, Aurel Dessewffy and Olga Vujovic, Ken, Margaret and Edward King, Peter and Yvette Hiscock, Anna and Mark Yates, Anonymous
Photo credit Pia Johnson