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Andrew Seymour

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Andrew Seymour

Lecturer, Co-ordinator of Woodwind
Music | School of Creative Arts and Media

Room 307, Conservatorium of Music, Hobart CBD Campuses

Mr Andrew Seymour is a Lecturer in Music and Co-ordinator of Woodwind at the Conservatorium of Music, School of Creative Arts and Media, University of Tasmania.

Biography

Principal Clarinet with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) since 2012, Andrew Seymour studied with Robert Schubert at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) where he completed a Bachelor of Music Performance in 2001. He was active as a freelance musician in Melbourne, having performed with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Classical Players and Lyric Opera of Melbourne, as well as The Phantom of the Opera and Dr Zhivago.

Between 2009 and 2011 he toured nationally as a member of the orchestra for OzOpera, Opera Australia’s touring company. In 2014 Andrew was featured in recital on ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live program, his performance praised by Limelight Magazine as “soaring and colourful” and by the Hobart Mercury as “an astonishing display of instrumental virtuosity.”

Recently, Andrew has performed as guest principal Clarinet with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, West Australian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed as guest principal E-flat clarinet with the Queensland and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.

In 2016 Andrew made his solo debut with the TSO performing the Copland Clarinet Concerto under the baton of Chief Conductor Marko Letonja. His performance was described by the Hobart Mercury as “sensitive and beautifully shaded” and “gloriously vibrant.”

Teaching

Clarinet, woodwind performance.

Teaching expertise

Teaching responsibility

Andrew is available to supervise post-graduate clarinet students at all levels.