Influences: Ennio Morricone, Michael Giacchino, Howard Shore
B. Mus 1986 Melbourne University
Diploma in Opera and Musical Theatre - Victorian College of the Arts
Australian Film Television and Radio School - Screen Composition
ThinkSpaceEducation UK -Music for the Media/Orchestral Mixing
I have produced scores for a variety of short films and Documentaries. I have also written several concert orchestral and choral pieces
My work has received recognition in the form of awards for film theme composition.
I am an experienced arranger and orchestrator, and orchestral conductor.
I have worked as a classical vocalist with leading opera companies in Australia.
Instrumental Skills- Piano/Guitar/Bass/Ukulele/Mandolin/Autoharp
2003 Best Composed theme- Soundtrack Awards (Music and Film Independent Artists)
2007 Best Film Theme- Johnny Dennis Light Music Awards (Australian Guild of Screen Composers)
2017 Finalist of Cine Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest -( Top 10 in an international field of 600 entries )
2017 - Winner best classical instrumental - Hollywood Songwriting Competition
2017- "Sparktones"sound design track featured in showcase of entries from Sample Library review Soundiron Bumper scoring challenge.
"A beautifully conceived, crafted and executed elegant composition ........ this is indeed a writer’s complete statement"
"You showcase here such confidence scoring the drama and staying loyal to what is happening on the scene"
"Introducing the beautifully crafted melody in 1’07’’ instead of going wild and “big” for the climax in a more direct and pedestrian way..."
(Oticons Faculty International Film Score Competition 2018- Juror's Comments)
"Seriously beautiful melodies and chord progressions...." "...the writing is spacious and intriguing.." "Versatile instrumentation.."
(Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Competition 2017- Finalist entry -Judges comments)