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Prof Andreas Boyde
Professor of Piano Performance

Andreas was born in Oschatz, Germany and He studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
His solo recitals in renowned concert venues and appearances as soloist with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Radio Orchestra, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Symphoniker  and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra have secured Boyde’s reputation as an esteemed performing artist. The Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt appointed Andreas Boyde Artist in Residence for the season 2018/19.

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Assoc. Prof Adrian Tamburini
Head of Vocal Studies

In addition to being the Associate Professor – Head of Vocal Studies at the Australian Guild of Music Education, Adrian is an in-demand Voice Teacher and Director of the Pure Harmony Music School, as well as Stage School Australia and Patrick School of Music. Adrian studied Voice and Piano at the VCA and the Box Hill Institute. Most recently he won a Green Room Award and has won awards in many vocal eisteddfods and competitions throughout Victoria including two international singing competitions. His singing has featured on cinema releases of opera, DVD, international recordings, motion picture soundtracks, radio, and television. His operatic debut was in 1997 and ever since has had a varied career as an operatic soloist (Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, Melbourne Opera), a concert performer (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Zelman Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Bach Choir), Musical Director and Producer. As a music educator, Adrian has taught and mentored students throughout Victoria and New South Wales at such schools as Monash University, MacDonald College, Danceworld Studios, and VCASS.

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Assoc. Prof Jordan Murray

Head of Composition

Jordan Murray is a freelance trombonist and music educator residing in Melbourne, Australia. Jordan has established a strong reputation as a diverse performer in the music industry playing in jazz, pop, funk, soul and salsa bands, symphony orchestras, TV studio bands, theatre pit orchestras and recording studios. He is also a sought-after composer, arranger and orchestrator. Jordan has performed throughout the world with international artists such as Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, The Temptations, Tony Bennett, Paul Anka, Frankie Valley, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue, Hans Zimmer, Joss Stone and Ricky-Lee Jones. He has also performed with leading Australian artists such as John Farnham, Hugh Jackman, Tina Arena, Jon Stevens, The Tesky Brothers and The Cat Empire at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Jordan is very proud to have been invited to work on indigenous projects such as The Black Arm Band featuring Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Kucha Edwards, Mark Atkins, William Barton and Paul Kelly. Jordan was also the musical director for 1967 – Songs In The Key of Yes that celebrated the Australian 1967 referendum. From 2011 to June 2021, Jordan lectured in jazz and improvisation studies at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. Jordan is currently an Associate Professor and Head of Composition at the Australian Guild of Music. He is also the winner of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Distinguished Teaching Award (2013)

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Augusto Diemecke
Violin

A native of Mexico and student of the late concert violinist, Henrik Szyerng, Mr. Diemecke is currently the concertmaster with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes in New York. He has played with many Orchestras including Mexico City Philharmonic, OFUNAM, Guanajuato Symphony, Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet Orchestra, CCO, Orchestra do Norte do Portugal and has served as Concertmaster with Orquesta Philarmonique du Tuornon, in France, Flint Orchestra, Michigan and Long Beach Symphony in California.

As a soloist Mr. Diemecke has performed with Guanajuato Symphony, Morelia Symphony, Orquesta Ollin Yolistly, Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, The Corning Youth Orchestra, the North Houston Symphony, Orquesta do Norte do Portugal, Flint Orchestra, Colgate Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and Long Beach Symphony. He is active as a chamber music recitalist with performances in France, Portugal, Perú, Mexico and across the United States.

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Eric Klay
Trombone

Eric Klay retired as Principal Bass Trombone of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, in 2013 after nearly 37 years. He performed Wagner's Ring Cycle on the contrabass trombone with Orchestra Victoria and stayed on contract until 2015. As a casual musician he takes great pleasure in performing a wide variety of works and styles for many of Melbourne’s arts organizations. From 1979 to 1991, Eric was a member of the Melbourne Brass Ensemble, which produced four recordings, two of which were all Australian music. They performed many live broadcasts for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and undertook numerous tours for Musica Viva, Australia's premier chamber music provider. Eric was invited to give Master Classes and a recital at the 1995 International Trombone Symposium held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 1996, Eric toured as soloist with the Queensland Symphonic Winds to Singapore and Hong Kong, performing Concerto for Bass Trombone written for him by Paul Sarcich. He then released his CD WindSong on the Move label, to worldwide critical acclaim. Eric won the Elton John Award in 2002 and undertook a period of study with Charles Vernon and Michael Mulcahy in Chicago. In 2011, he was invited as a guest artist to the Third International Trombone and Tuba Conference at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Eric performs all styles of music, having backed Sammy Davis Jnr, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Hope, Nelson Riddle/Linda Rondstadt, Elton John, Debra Byrne, John Farnham and Meat Loaf on their Australian tours. He has also played on countless jingles, recording sessions and soundtracks for iconic Australian movies such as The Man From Snowy River I and II, Mad Max II, Babe, Babe - Pig in the City, Crocodile Dundee I and II, Lantana, The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith and Beneath Hill 60. Meeting a need for his students, Eric published Daily Exercises for Bb/F Trombone, now a standard text for serious students' worldwide and in it’s fourth print run. "I just want to say thank you for your fantastic book 'Daily Exercises [for Bb/ F Trombone]'. I have been using it every day for 6 years and it's one of the reasons I'm in the Berlin Phil today." Jesper Busk Sørensen, 2nd Trombone, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2004, the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) invited Eric to be the Consultative Editor on the following publications: • Orchestral Brass Series 1 Trombone Grades 1 to 4 • Orchestral Brass Series 1 Euphonium Grades 1 to 4 • Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Technical Work Book. In 2008, Eric in conjunction with Michael Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra released Full Circle, a collection of works for trombone by noted Australian composers. These include world premiere recordings of Sonata for Three Trombones and Two Percussion by Richard Mills, Trombone Quartet by Barry McKimm and At A Loss by Stuart Campbell. In 2011, Eric was invited to the Third International Trombone and Tuba Festival at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China where he taught Master Classes, gave a recital and conducted the trombone choir. Actively involved in community music through teaching, conducting and arranging, Eric has been tutoring at the Harrietville Music Camp since 1999

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