MusiciansNoah Lawrence

Growing up on Dja Dja Wurrung country (Bendigo), 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. He also developed 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.

In 2022, Noah performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria, as well as appearing multiple times on the Australian Digital Concert Hall. He also performed in the Melbourne Recital Centre as a soloist with the Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra.

Noah has studied under Cally Bartlett, Sam Goble and Josephine Vains, without whose guidance and friendship he would not have been in a position to take the next step to the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). In his second year at ANAM, Noah continues to be excited to further explore the language of music in its many forms, under the guidance of Howard Penny.

FROM: Bendigo, VIC. Lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung people.

Noah's training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Aurel Dessewffy and Olga Vujovic, Peter and Yvette Hiscock, Ken, Margaret and Edward King, Maryann Shepherd, Anna and Mark Yates, Robert Whitehead

Photo by Pia Johnson. 

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