It was an ordinary spring afternoon in Sydney until an unsuspecting seven-year-old boy was burdened with a hulking conglomerate of brass tubing. Since that fateful encounter, William (Will) Kinmont has been in a long and complicated relationship with the trombone, however it was ultimately the sound, artistry, and collaboration that comes with being a brass musician that has made him commit long-term to the instrument. Will started studying with his father, Scott, and after graduating from school he studied with Ashley Carter (2018-20) and Nick Byrne (2020-21). Now in his second year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Will is once again under the tutelage of Kinmont Senior as well as Michael Mulcahy.
Along with his studies at ANAM, Will is an active freelance musician in both Melbourne and Sydney, and performs regularly as a casual musician with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, and the Opera Australia Orchestra. If he’s not practicing or in an ANAM-related activity, Will is probably spending time with friends and/or family, at church, or exploring different facets of music (mainly studying scores, arranging, historically-informed performance practice, or learning different genres).
FROM: Sydney, NSW. Lands of the Gadigal people.
Financial assistance supported by ANAM Primo donor - Ian Geoffrey Manning
Photo by Pia Johnson