Nick Haywood, Senior Lecturer and PhD candidate at the Conservatorium, has been awarded both the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz (2012) and the Bell Award: Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album (2012).
Over the past 30 years Nick Haywood has become one of the most in demand bassists and educators on the Australian music scene. He has impressive performance and recording credits with both Australian and international artists.
Nick has been a featured artist on approximately 100 CDs and has been nominated for numerous ARIA awards. He has performed at many major jazz festivals, both in Australia and internationally.
He has also presented master classes at universities and music colleges around the world.
Head of the UTAS Conservatorium of Music, Associate Professor Andrew Legg, congratulated Nick on his fantastic achievements.
"Nick's playing and compositions are absolutely world-class and we are extremely proud of his tremendous success and all that he is bringing to the Conservatorium."