film, television, concert, theatre, dance
Screen composition experience for feature films, documentary features, short films & television
Currently studying Master of Arts Screen: Music at AFTRS
Selected as composer in Residence: Sydney Children's Choir 2020/21
One of only a handful of Australians ever selected for the world-renowned Screen Scoring course at USC Thornton School of Music, California.
From the moment I watched the Lion King as a child, I was moved by the power of music to tell a story. Ever since, I have developed into a film composer, performer, conductor & musical director.
Though early in my career, I have already several screen composer credits, including the feature documentary Pockets of Hope (2015) & thriller feature film Indigo Lake (2017). I have also scored for ABC and SBS TV & numerous short films. These projects have allowed me to refine my compositional voice within certain genres, as well as developing the collaborative work ethic necessary to work alongside directors, producers & fellow musicians. I began film composing while completing my double degree of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce.
My music has won critical acclaim at film festivals around the world including winning Best Original Score at the Italian RUFA Film Awards & was nominated for Best Original Score at the Amsterdam International Filmmakers Festival.
In 2019, I completed my Honours Degree in Music, majoring in Creative Practice, where I studied under leading Australian composers; Dr John Peterson, Dr Nicholas Vines, Andrew Scott, Alister Spence & Sandy Evans. As part of my major creative project for my Honours year, I composed an original soundtrack to a short-film version of Oscar nominated Australian film Lion (2016), which was performed live to picture by the UNSW Orchestra.
In 2020 I commence studying a Masters of Screen Music at Australia's foremost film school AFTRS under Head of Music Cameron Patrick (Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), Zootopia (2016), Jurassic World (2015).
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"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not enough time."
- Leonard Bernstein
I am extremely passionate about the power of music connect people to each other, create a sense of community, and to connect to something bigger than themselves. This is what drives me to write music! And, outside of composition, this is why I am enriched by working as the conductor of Sydney's Central Synagogue choir, widely considered one of the leading synagogue choirs in the Southern Hemisphere.
I also love exploring the crossover between musical cultures, and have been privileged to work with the Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Aboriginal and Jewish communities to produce a range of original compositions and arrangements in my role as a Musical Director. In this role I have been privileged to oversee and curate performances for a range of Australia's finest musicians including Ilan Kidron (Potbelleez), renowned bassist Jonathan Zwartz, Edouard Bronson (Monsieur Camembert), pianist Leonie Cohen and cellist Rosemary Quinn (Brandenburg Orchestra).
I am pursuing this further in 2020/21, having been selected as Composer in Residence for the Sydney Childrens' Choir, one the foremost childrens' choirs in Australia.
Outside of composing and arranging, I am an active performer across a range of genres, which you can read about HERE.