Masters Thesis Recording

On Sunday 31st of August I spent the afternoon and evening rehearsing, performing, and recording all the music for my thesis major project.

I was joined by 9 incredibly talented Melbourne musicians, a clever tech guy, and my two wonderful sisters.

Photography by Abigail Trewartha
















Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music


Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music aka BIFEM has just been launched. Very exciting!

I will be performing in the Argonaut Ensemble concert called ‘Seeing Double’, which features two world premieres:


James WANNAN, Viola d’amore
Kaylie MELVILLE, Percussion
Jack SYMONDS, Conductor

Jessica FOTINOS, Harp
Mauricio CARRASCO, Guitar
Maxime PASCAL, Conductor



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I’ve just finished a season of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet at the Arts Centre with Houston Ballet and Orchestra Victoria. Such incredible music- thanks Sergei!

In the pit


And in the middle of that I played a baroque gig at St John’s, Southgate. It was a wonderful opportunity to have a crack at the first trumpet part of BWV 63. Bach sure knew what he was doing 🙂

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Back in Melbourne

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I’ve been very fortunate to pick up some great gigs this month. This week I’ve started rehearsals playing in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with Orchestra Victoria and Houston Ballet. I’ve also been playing a lot of baroque trumpet; Woodend Winter Arts Festival a few weeks back and a gig this Sunday (bwv 63). Such incredible music, which is totally keeping me sane while I get my life back to some sort of normality after the past nine months of studying intensively overseas. I will also be completing my Masters thesis by August. Much to do!


Here is a mix of my piece ‘Evolution’ that I recorded in Sofia with Radio Bulgaria in May. This was part of my Masters degree at Pulse College, Dublin.

The criteria was simply to compose a film music or game music cue of 3 minutes. The concept I came up with was for an imagined documentary about ‘Evolution’:

Game Music Cue


The concept of this piece was to write for an imagined game cue, of which I envisaged a heroine set on a journey to save her love.

The recording session was done in short sections and then later pieced together. I composed 3 different themes, all with layers of woodwind, brass, and strings.

Thin Boundaries

I was very fortunate to have a new chamber piece of mine, ‘Thin Boundaries’ premiered in a concert last week. It was an incredible concert curated by my friend and fellow trumpeteer Allison Wright. An exceptional display of new music played by incredible young musicians.



LT x