Adrian Head (Le Grande Fromage)

Adrian Head MMus, BMus

Over the last two decades Adrian has conducted numerous orchestras and ensembles in the Brisbane area, including the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s, the Brisbane City Pops, & the Ady Ensemble: a twenty-three piece string orchestra which he founded in 2011, that performs standard repertoire for string orchestra, along with newly written commissions & arrangements for the ensemble. More recently Adrian has conducted the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic, & the Dohnanyi Orchestra in Budapest, Hungary, which have included performing works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Dvorak, Bartok & Mahler. He has studied conducting with Gabor Hollerung, & renowned Finnish conducting pedagogue, Jorma Panula.

Having graduated from his Bachelor of Music at the University of Queensland in 1993, Adrian became Principal Trombone & Staff Arranger with the Royal Australian Navy Band in Sydney (1994-2002)- a role which included arranging for the Sydney 2000 Olympics & Paralympics. His efforts during this time were rewarded with an Admiral’s Commendation (2001). He moved to Manchester in the UK for two years (2002 – 2003), where he worked for the Royal Northern College of Music & for the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM). In 2011 he completed his Master of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium. He currently lives in Brisbane, & plans to continue his conducting experiences both locally & internationally.

You can find out even more about Adrian on his website.

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