Hatched Academy Artists and Noisy Women Composer 2019 Announced

B&W Henry and Claire, with instruments, laughing.

We are thrilled to announce that our Hatched Academy Associate Artist for 2019 will be viola player Henry Justo. Henry comes to us from being an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and an Australian Youth Orchestra Associate Principal Viola. He also struck a spark during our most recent Sizzle! 

Hatched Academy has three streams: Associate Artist, Open Mic Concert, and Composer Summer School.

As our Associate Artist, Henry will perform alongside our core Ensemble Offspring lineup, and have the opportunity to premiere new works, as well as receive specialist mentoring, particularly from Véronique. Henry says, “I want to be a part of bringing new music to the foreground – as a young musician it is incredibly important to show audiences this repertoire. I’m excited to have the chance to work with the ensemble, to better grasp the workings of a successful, experienced contemporary chamber ensemble, and extend my contemporary performance skill set.” 

Young, brunette man playing viola.

The artists who will be joining us for our Composer Summer School in December 2019 will be mentored in intensive workshops by Yannis Kyriakides (Netherlands), Kate Neal (Melbourne) and Damien Ricketson (our former co-Artistic Director). The selected composers are:

Steven Barry
Lisa Cheney
Angus Davison
Lewis Ingham
Thomas Misson
Sarah Thompson

Stay tuned for further announcements about our Hatched Academy Open Mic concert lineup.

In the meantime, you can come along to the concerts that form a part of this year’s Composer Summer School on 13 and 14 December at Glebe Town Hall. Tickets here.

Winner of the 2019 Noisy Women Commission

Headshot of young, brunette woman.

We can also reveal that Nicole Murphy is the recipient of our 2019 Noisy Women Commission. Nicole holds a PhD in composition from the University of Queensland, and is Composer in Residence at the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries. She is particularly excited about the prospect of building relationships with more members of the music community in Sydney, “where there is such an active and vibrant new music practice.” The selectors were impressed and inspired by her haunting work Stolen. LISTEN HERE. Nicole will write a work specially tailored to the talents of the Ensemble Offspring lineup, which will premiere in 2020.