Hatched Academy 2020

Now in its 7th year, Hatched Academy is our intensive performance and composition mentoring program designed to provide practical experience to the next generation of innovative young Australian artists.

Hatched Academy participants are our artistic and cultural leaders of the future. Featuring our 2020 Associate Artist, double bass player Will Hansen, an Open Mic Concert and a Composition Summer School. Composer mentors in 2020 are Christopher Fox (London) and Aviva Endean (Melbourne).


Wednesday 3 June, 8.30pm – Revolutionary Movements, Old theatre 505, Newtown
Will Hansen (double bass) – Associate Artist, Claire Edwardes (percussion), Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet), Sonya Lifschitz (piano) (performing works by Davidson, Kirkland Snider, Saariaho, Fox, Macken & Moore)
Friday 3 July, 6pm – Hatched Open Mic, 107 Projects, Redfern
14 – 18 December – Hatched Summer School, ESCAC, Darlinghurst
Will Hansen (double bass) – Associate Artist (performing activities and mentorship throughout 2020)


Associate Artist
Will Hansen (double bass)
Open Mic
Mishi Stern (violin) & David Moran (cello)
Chloe Kim (percussion) & Jacques Emery (double bass)
Phoebe Bognár (flute)
Summer School Composers
Monica Lim (Melbourne)
Connor d’Netto (Brisbane)
James Hazel (Sydney)
Andrew Chen (Victoria)
Christine Pan (Sydney)
Rhys Little (Sydney)


Hatched Summer School
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet/bass clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)
Veronique Serret (violin)
Blair Harris (cello)
Will Hansen (double bass – 2020 Associate Artist)