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Lochlan Brown

Lochlan Brown is a graduate of the University of Western Australia with a double Bachelor of Music (Composition) and Electronic Engineering (Hons). He also studied piano at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts under Anna Sleptsova and went on to complete the Young Artist Program with West Australian Opera as a repetiteur.

During the course of his tertiary studies and Young Artist Program, Lochlan received trainee repetiteur scholarships to attend the prestigious Lisa Gasteen National Opera School in Brisbane for three consecutive years. In 2014, he received a full scholarship to study Italian diction and the bel canto style at La Lingua della Lirica, Italy, where he has been invited to return again in 2015. Lochlan has been assisted in his travels by the Evelyn and Ralph Thompson Memorial Scholarship, awarded to him in 2012.

As a composer, Lochlan has won many awards, notably the Fremantle Eisteddfod Open Composition Prize, the Arts in Focus Composition Award, a commission for an ANZAC centenary choral work and a commission for an orchestral work by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. He has also been accepted into the Symphony Services International Conductor Development Program for 2015, under the directorship of Christopher Seaman, where he will work with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia.

In addition to two volunteer choral ensembles he directs, his conducting appearances have included productions of the operas The Land of Smiles (Lehar, directed by the late John Milson, The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti), The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan) and his 2014 appointment as Organist and Choir Master at St David’s Anglican Church, Applecross.