Simone Riksman has performed music since the age of 9 at the highest level, starting in Holland and then throughout Europe and the world. An education rooted in the Dutch music tradition (Margreet Honig, DNOA, Cappella Amsterdam) she went on to become a leading solo artist with one of the oldest theatres in Switzerland, Theater St Gallen (under the direction of the Intendant Peter Heilker) expanding her operatic repertoire to over 20 leading roles, working with acclaimed directors as Guy Joosten, Pierre Audi, Nicola Raab, Aron Stiehl, David Alden and conductors as Henrik Nánási, Marc Minkowski, David Stern, RoberHowart and Otto Tausk. She appeared to great acclaim in the 2010 and 2014 Canberra International Music Festivals. Her performance in the Triumph of the Heart concert was honoured with a 2014 Canberra Critics' Circle award. She is well known for her deep musicality and profoundly emotional and moving performances.
Paul Goodchild, trumpet
Paul Goodchild was appointed a full-time member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at age 18, later becoming Associate Principal Trumpet. With the SSO, he has toured extensively throughout the USA, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and Asia. He is Principal Trumpet of many of Sydney’s freelance orchestras and frequently performs with the Chamber Soloists of Sydney, Collegium Musicum at UNSW, Australia Ensemble, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, with whom he has also been a soloist.
Christina Wilson, mezzo-soprano
Winner of the Australian Singing Competition’s prestigious Marianne Mathy Award and prize winning graduate of the Canberra School of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and the National Opera Studio, London, mezzo-soprano Christina Wilson has appeared in performance throughout the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia. She has sung as a soloist at the Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and in recital at the Wigmore Hall, the Temple Square and the Paris Conservatoire and in roles with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Belfast Opera and the State Opera of South Australia. Christina is currently a core member of Songmakers Australia. She has recorded for ABC Classics and is broadcast regularly on ABC Classic FM.
Jordan Aikin plays the Great Highland Bagpipes and Whistle with Pons Aelius, an ambitious young instrumental sextet exploring the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. In 2015 the group won a prestigious Danny Kyle award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. Jordan is a former Pipe Major and is currently the Pipe Sergeant at The City of Newcastle Pipe Band, where he first learned his trade as a Piper.
Timothy Young, piano
Timothy Young is Coordinator of Piano Studies and Head of Chamber Music at the Australian Academy of Music. He studied at the University of Melbourne with Ronald Farren-Price and Mack Jost before completing his Diploma with distinction from the Nicolò Paganini Conservatorium in Genova, Italy under the direction of Lidia Baldecchi- Arcuri and Massimiliano Damerini. During this period he was winner of the Premio Kawai-Tortona, the Palma d’Oro-Finale Ligure and in Trio the 1st Chamber Music Competition of Liguria.
In recent years Timothy has toured Australia with Ray Chen for Musica Viva, and appeared at the Queensland Biennial Festival of Music, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Canberra International Music Festival, and many others.
His internationally acclaimed discography includes numerous recordings for the Tall Poppies and Melba labels collaborating with violinist Ray Chen, violist Roger Benedict, cellist David Pereira, soprano Cheryl Barker and solo recitals.
David Pereira, cello
David Pereira is one of Australia’s finest and most versatile cellists. He graduated ‘Student of the Year’ in 1974 from Sydney Conservatorium and then pursued further studies as a Fulbright Scholar over 4 years in the USA at Indiana University. There he received his Master of Music degree and completed Doctor of Music course work. He returned to play with the Australia Ensemble for 11 years, and was Principal Cellist of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for seven years and of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for three years. He has also played with Flederman, the Seymour Group, the String Soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic, Felix Ayo, the Chilingirian Quartet, Roger Woodward, Geoffrey Tozer, Ian Munro, and the Sydney String Quartet.
Pereira has performed all the cello concertos and major concertante pieces from the standard repertoire (Dvořák, Elgar, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, Johann Christian and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Brahms's Double Concerto, Bruch's Kol Nidrei). He has also premiered concertos written for him, or works for solo cello, or for cello and other instruments,by Australian composers such as Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine, Ross Edwards, Nigel Westlake, Elena Kats-Chernin,Richard Mills, Barry Conyngham, David Lumsdaine, Larry Sitsky, Mary Finsterer, Bruce Cale, Mike Nock, Roger Dean, Tristram Cary, Roger Frampton, Anne Boyd and Nigel Butterley.
Australian flautist Jane Rutter is an expert in the French Flute School and is regarded as one of its finest exponents, combining through her French family heritage, its perfection of technique and tone, and also elegance in performance style.
She was awarded the prestigious French medal Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016 and made a Fellow of the AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MUSIC in 2015 for her outstanding achievements and services to music. Jane Rutter has released some twenty-two solo recordings, has played in performances ranging from baroque recitals at LA SAINTE CHAPELLE in Paris, to THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE and VICTORIAN ARTS CENTRE in Melbourne, to joining a line-up of transgender stars at Sydney’s iconic TILBURY HOTEL.
Her classical career is further broad-ended by her skills in world music, theatre, film, composition & improvisation. She has appeared in the UK, Europe, USA, South-East Asia, South America and China, and is a household name in Australia.
Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and recognised pianists. Soloist, recitalist and chamber music specialist, she performs in Australia and worldwide in repertoire spanning three centuries, to critical and public acclaim, with a passion for bringing Australian music to the world. Tamara has won international prizes in London, Italy and Greece, including the Rovere d’Oro, and in Australia, awards such as ABC Young Performer of the Year, the Freedman Fellowship from the Music Council of Australia, the 2012 Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year’ (ACT) and the 2015 ARIA for ‘Best Classical Album’ with her landmark recording of the complete piano works of Peter Sculthorpe.
Tamara has recorded for Chandos, Naxos, ABC Classics, TallPoppies, Artworks and MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm), receiving 4 ARIA nominations and critical acclaim, with 8 solo albums all reaching the top 10 in the classical charts. In addition to Butterflying: piano music of Elena Kats-Chernin (ABC Classics, 2016) which earned enormous popular acclaim and was Limelight ‘Editor’s Choice’, her 2014 release, Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano (ABC Classics) enjoyed several weeks at no.1 in the ARIA Classical and Limelight charts and was ‘Editor’s Choice – Instrumental’ in BBC Music Magazine. www.tamara-annacislowska.com.au
Andrew Goodwin, tenor
Born in Sydney, Andrew Goodwin studied voice at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and in the UK. He has appeared with orchestras, opera companies and choral societies in Europe, the UK, Asia and Australia, including the Bolshoi Opera, La Scala Milan and Opera Australia. On the concert platform he has toured with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and The Song Company, and given recitals at the Wigmore Hall. He has been a featured soloist at the Port Fairy, Huntington and Canberra International Music Festivals.
Louise Page, soprano
Louise Page OAM is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and versatile singers. She has appeared in opera, operetta, oratorio, cabaret, recital and broadcasts, for various groups throughout Australia and Europe.
She is the winner of the inaugural Mietta’s Song Recital Competition, the vocal grand final of the ABC Young Performer of the Year Award, the Robert Stolz/Apex scholarship to Vienna and the Belgian Radio and Television Opera en Bel Canto Prize. She has performed throughout Europe, including roles at the Vienna State Opera as a member of the young artist program. Based in Canberra she performs regularly in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and regional areas. Louise has recorded seven CDs of music varying from Lieder to operetta, premières of Australian music and Christmas songs. In the 2013 Australia Day Honours List, Louise was awarded an OAM for services to the performing arts.
Caroline Almonte, piano
Melbourne-born pianist Caroline Almonte has won numerous awards, has recorded and produced for the ABC and, alongside her performance commitments, teaches piano at the University of Melbourne. She has performed in Europe, the US, China, Japan, Canada and South America, and at the Edinburgh Festival, Teatro Colosseo series, and major festivals in Australia. She has played under conductors Nicholas Braithwaite, Oleg Caetani, Reinhard Goebel, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Richard Mills, Benjamin Northey, Tadaaki Otaka, David Porcelijn and Markus Stenz. Her chamber partners have included, among others, Ralph Kirshbaum, Yvonne Kenny, Ian Munro, Li-Wei Qin, Merlyn Quaife and Miki Tsunoda, her partner from Duo Sol.
Recent engagements have included Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, performances with violinist Daniel Hope in Sydney and Melbourne, and the Dunkeld Festival of Music with the Australian String Quartet. In 2013 she gave a Musica Viva recital tour, performed with Bernadette Harvey and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and was soloist in the SSO’s presentation of Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, narrated by Dame Edna Everage. She also appeared with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra on the Hush Music Foundation’s album, The Magic Island. Caroline Almonte studied with Stephen McIntyre at the Victorian College of the Arts before completing postgraduate studies at the Juilliard School in New York.
Catherine McCorkill, clarinet
Catherine McCorkill joined the Australia Ensemble in 1995 and has performed chamber music with the group throughout Australia and overseas, touring to Canada, USA, UK, South America, Vietnam, Thailand and New Zealand. In 2008, Catherine and her colleagues in the Australia Ensemble received an APRA/AMC award for best performance of an Australian work, with the premiere of Nigel Westlake's concertino for clarinet and chamber ensemble, Rare Sugar.
Catherine has performed as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and most of the Australian symphony orchestras. As regular Principal Clarinettist with the ACO since 1994, Catherine has toured nationally many times, and to the USA/ Europe in 2010. She has performed at many Australian chamber music festivals, including Huntington and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and has toured Australia with the Australian String Quartet and Selby & Friends.
Catherine has held the positions of lecturer in clarinet at the WA Conservatorium, Victorian College of the Arts, the Sydney Conservatorium and has been a guest tutor at the Canberra School of Music, ANAM and for AYO National Music Camp.
Veronique Serret, violin
Véronique has established herself as a versatile musician whose repertoire ranges from baroque to contemporary classical, folk, rock and improvisation. She is committed to ‘new works’ and regularly collaborates with Australia’s composers.
Véronique has played with the Australian Chamber Orchestra for many years and was recently appointed Concertmaster of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. She frequently performs with the Malaysian Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra and has appeared as guest principal violin with the Tasmanian Symphony. Véronique performs on a 1900 Leandro Bisiach violin and a custom made 6 string electric violin by luthier Paul Davies
Tor Frømyhr, violin
Tor Frømyhr was for many years Head of Strings and Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola at the ANU School of Music, Canberra, Australia. He has toured extensively nationally and internationally with many chamber ensembles including Australian Contemporary Music Ensemble, Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as soloist, conductor and concertmaster with Australian orchestras, and conducted and performed in festivals in Scandinavia, USA, Germany, France, UK and Italy.
Alan Hicks, piano
Alan Hicks is one of Australia’s foremost vocal coaches and accompanists. He performs regularly around Australia in recitals and festivals with leading national and international artists, including in fortepiano duo partnership with Geoffrey Lancaster AM. Their recent performance of Mozart’s Sonata in F major K497 for the Royal Schools Music Club in Perth was acclaimed as: “a performance of highest order, the layers shaping to a myriad of subtleties like fine wine to a goblet.” At the Australian Flute Festival he has given recitals with Aldo Baerten (Belgium), Jane Rutter (Australia), Luca Manghi (Italy/New Zealand) and Roberto Alvarez (Spain/Singapore). Alan is also vocal coach in Opera Unit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Zoltán Szabó, cello
Zoltán Szabó is a cellist, educated in Budapest (Hungary) and Cincinnati (USA). As a member of the Budapest Trio, he came to Australia in 1985 to give a series of concerts as part of the Sydney Festival. After the tour, he was offered a position with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and he has been living in Sydney ever since. Zoltán has also performed extensively at festivals and recitals in Europe, America and throughout Australia, playing first with the Budapest Trio and later with the Bergonzi String Quartet. Zoltán worked as Principal Cello with Opera Australia (1992-2013). In 2000, he received a Churchill Fellowship. He has taught cello, chamber music and more recently, music history at the Sydney Con since 2003.
In 2012, Zoltán began a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) at the University of Sydney. In 2014, he became a regular contributor to Bachtrack (London), one of the largest websites for concert and opera reviews in the world.
Anton Wurzer, accordion
Anton Wurzer’s first professional engagement as an accordionist was at age 15. Jazz became his main interest in the early ’90s when he completed a degree in Jazz Piano Studies, followed soon after by a recording featuring accordion, violin and double bass. His recording “Live for Life” (2006) featured accordion and clarinet presenting musettes, tangos, javas, sambas and his own composition “Move Tango”. His latest recording, “Anton – Primitus”, presents his solo interpretations of classical evergreens from Bach to Khachaturian.
Tom Azoury, clarinet
Rose Cavanagh, violin
Rose Cavanagh is a Melbourne based violinist with a love of diverse chamber and orchestral performance. Originally from NSW, Rose studied at the University of Newcastle before undertaking post-graduate studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium. Rose currently researches and performs violin and piano repertoire of the early 20th century, but is also keenly interested in new and contemporary works. In 2016 Rose was the recipient of the Corinna D’Hage Mayer String Scholarship.
Jason Craig, bagpipes
Jason Craig began piping as a teenager in Sydney, and in 2001 won the NSW Pipe Band Association’s Big Brother Scholarship. He relocated to Scotland, where he received solo piping tuition from world-class pipers and won many prizes in competitions on the Scottish Highland Games circuit. Having returned to Australia in 2011, Jason teaches piping through the Canberra College of Piping and Drumming and plays with the Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band. Jason has had notable successes in Australasia, winning among other awards the Maclean Highland Gathering Gold Medal 2016, and the R U Brown Adelaide Gold Medal 2014.
Zbigniew Kornowicz, violin
Since 1987 Zbigniew Kornowicz has held the position of principal violin with the Orchestre de Picardie, and in that role is regularly heard as soloist in the standard repertoire of concertos by Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Wieniawski, as well as in lesser-known works by Frank Martin, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Alfred Schnittke and others. Together with Joanna Rezler, Zbigniew is a founding member of the Joachim Quartet. He plays a Stradivarius made in 1727.
Joana Rezler, violin
Joanna Rezler is a soloist with the Orchestre de Picardie. She appears regularly as a soloist in works by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Saint-Georges, Ravel, Schnittke and other composers. A founding member of the Joachim Quartet, Joanna Rezler plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Ceruti made in Cremona in 1800.
Paul Mayes, violin
Principal violist with the Orchestre National de Lille, Paul Mayes is Artistic Director of Chambre à part (Lille), an association of leading musicians from the Orchestra devoted to a varied program of chamber music performances. A founding member of the Joachim Quartet, Paul now plays with Quatuor Accord in Lille.
Timothy Brigden, percussion
Percussionist Timothy Brigden has worked as a freelance percussionist professionally since 2004, with groups such as the Sydney Symphony, Synergy Percussion, Sydney Chamber Opera, Queensland Symphony, Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra; the Auckland Philharmonic in New Zealand and the BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Britain. He has recently returned from London, after fulfilling a contract with the Southbank Sinfonia; performing in many major UK venues including, among many others, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Opera House.
Timothy is currently the percussionist for the Sydney run of Disney’s “Aladdin” at the Capitol theatre, and has played professional musical theatre productions previously in Australia and in the UK including “Les Miserables” and “The Sound of Music”. As an educator, Timothy has tutored at The Arts Unit NSW, including at state music camps; and at Barker College music department, amongst others. He currently tutors at Scot’s College and at The Conservatorium High School. He has been an adjudicator at the Optimum Percussion Eisteddfod and also the prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod for the past two years.
Luminescence Chamber Singers
Luminescence Chamber Singers is a virtuosic chamber music ensemble comprised of eight young vocalists. Since the ensemble’s earliest iteration in 2013, Luminescence has quickly gained a reputation for presenting exciting and excellent singing. In addition to being soloists as well as choristers, many Luminescence artists are also conductors, composers, instrumentalists and teachers. is a virtuosic chamber music ensemble comprised of eight young vocalists. Since the ensemble’s earliest iteration in 2013, Luminescence has quickly gained a reputation for presenting exciting and excellent singing. In addition to being soloists as well as choristers, many Luminescence artists are also conductors, composers, instrumentalists and teachers.
Edward Neeman, piano
The Australian-American pianist Edward Neeman has performed across five continents. Critics have lauded him as a “true artist” with “an excellent technique” who “isn’t afraid to put a distinctive stamp on whatever he touches, without resorting to mannerism.” A top prizewinner of numerous international piano competitions, including first prize in the Joaquín Rodrigo Competition in Madrid, Dr. Neeman has appeared as a soloist with the Prague Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and the American West Symphony among others.
Dr. Neeman’s debut album, Rachmaninoff & Sitsky, was released to wide acclaim in March 2016. An enthusiastic collaborative artist, he has performed with musicians including Itamar Zorman, Abigail Fischer, Ben Capps, and members of the JACK quartet. Dr. Neeman has made numerous piano duet arrangements for the Neeman Piano Duo, in which he performs with his wife, the Indonesian pianist Stephanie Neeman.
Dr. Neeman holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Australian National University, a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School. His teachers have included James Tocco, Jerome Lowenthal, Solomon Mikowsky, Santiago Rodriguez, Larry Sitsky, and Irena Orlov.
Dr. Neeman regularly gives masterclasses around the world. He has been a jury member for competitions in Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, and the United States. He currently teaches at South Georgia State College, and holds the position of Artist Faculty at the ELMS Conservatory in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Anna McDonald, violin
Anna McDonald studied at the Canberra School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music in London with David Takeno and learned baroque violin from Catherine Mackintosh, Elizabeth Wilcock and Ingrid Seifert. She played with many British orchestras and chamber groups such as the English Concert, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Baroque Soloists, Purcell Quartet, I Fagiolini, London Baroque, London Classical Players and King’s Consort. She became leader of the Gabrieli Consort, Hanover Band and Newcastle-based Avison Ensemble.
In 1998 she returned to Australia where she founded the Sirius Ensemble with Erin Helyard, and this ensemble expanded into the orchestra for Pinchgut Opera, for which she has led many productions. She also leads the ABC recording orchestra Sinfonia Australis, and its baroque arm the Orchestra of the Antipodes. She has played with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (including as leader), the Ensemble of the Classic Era and Ludovico’s Band. She leads the Mythra Ensemble, an East / West fusion ensemble, which combines traditional Middle Eastern instruments like the daf, kaval, kemancheh, darboukah and the bendir, with Western classical instruments such as piano and violin to symbolise the friendship between the cultures they represent.
Paul Stender, cello
Having returned from Vienna in 2009, Paul has been working with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Symphony, having toured internationally with both orchestras. He has appeared as Guest Principal Cello with ACO Collective and played Principal and Associate Principal with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. As a chamber musician Paul has been fortunate enough to collaborate with numerous esteemed artists including Andrew Haveron, Andreas Ottensammer, Natalie Chee and Suzie Park and is currently cellist with the Omega Ensemble.
During his time in Austria, Paul studied cello at the Universität für Musik Wien with Vienna Philhamonic principal cellist Wolfgang Herzer, whilst touring and performing throughout Europe as a freelance cellist. Prior to his move overseas, Paul completed a Bachelor of Music with David Pereira at the Canberra School of Music.
James Wannan, viola
Violist James Wannan is based in Sydney, having previously studied viola with Alice Waten in Melbourne and viola d’amore in Vienna with Marianne Rônez. He explores his passion for music from ancient to contemporary on a number of instruments.
As a soloist James has worked with orchestras including the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as a viola d’amore soloist in festivals in Austria and Germany, and has been invited to perform as guest principal viola with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. He toured Europe as principal viola of the Asia Pacific United Orchestra.
Tobias Cole, voice
Tobias Cole, Artistic Director of Handel In The Theatre, is one of Australia’s most successful counter-tenors, having performed throughout Australia, the UK, USA and New Zealand. He is passionate about ensemble singing and has founded a number of groups in Canberra, including Clarion, HITT Dramatic Chorus, ANU Vocal Fry and Turner Trebles. This year he was appointed director of Canberra Children’s Choir (Music for Canberra) and from 2011 to 2016 was Artistic Director of Canberra Choral Society (CCS).
After winning the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Study Award, spending three months studying in New York at The Metropolitan, Tobias made his U.S. debut playing Ottone in L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Chicago Opera Theater) and soon returned to sing Apollo (Death in Venice) and Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). He then went on to perform principal roles with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera and New Zealand Opera.
Recent performance highlights include Handel’s Esther and Jeptha: ‘The Vow’ with Handel In The Theatre, Canberra; acting in Alana Valentine’s Cold Light with The Street Theatre Company; Carmina Burana with National Capital Orchestra (NCO), West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic; title role in Philip Glass’ Akhnaten for State Opera of South Australia; a staged version of St Matthew Passion (Opera Queensland); Didymus in Handel’s Theodora and the title role in the Australian premiere of Handel’s Alexander Balus with CCS; Handel’s Messiah (Canberra Choral Society and Queensland Symphony); performances with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, The Song Company, and at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and Woodend Winter Arts Festival.
In 2018 engagements include concerts in Canberra International Music Festival with Bach Akademie Australia; Maniyas, in a concert of music by Ross Edwards for Kangaroo Valley Arts Festival, Not the Messiah, a comic oratorio by Monty Python’s Eric Idle (CCS/NCO); and Joacim in Handel In The Theatre’s presentation of Susanna.
Chris Latham, Director
Christopher Latham has performed his whole life: as a solo boy treble in St Johns Cathedral, Brisbane, then a decade of studies in the US which led to touring as a violinist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (1992-1998) and thereafter as an active chamber musician. He also worked as a noted editor with Australia’s best composers for Boosey and Hawkes, directed the Canberra International Music Festival, Four Winds and other festivals, before creating The Flowers of War project to research music lost to war. The first musician to be appointed artist–in-residence at the Australian War Memorial, co-commissioner with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of this work, the Diggers’ Requiem, the second of a planned set of seven Peace Symphonies that will act as symbols of the conflicts that Australia has served in. The first, the Gallipoli Symphony, was widely acclaimed and nominated for both a Helpmann and ARIA award. Latham has received numerous awards for his contribution to music, including the 2013 City News Canberra Artist of the Year in Canberra’s Centenary year, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Canberra and the title, Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Government.