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Lachlan Skipworth

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Australian composer, Lachlan Skipworth, has been hailed by The Australian as possessing a “rare gift as a melodist” and by Limelight as expressing “both exquisite delicacy and tremendous power”. His vivid musical language is coloured by three years spent in Japan where his immersion in the study of the shakuhachi bamboo flute inevitably became a part of his muse. Winning the prestigious Paul Lowin Prize for orchestral composition in 2016 established Skipworth’s reputation and led to a string of major commissions and a stint as composer-in-residence with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. His orchestral work Spiritus won the 2017 Albert H Maggs award and the New England Philharmonic’s annual call for scores, and more recently his Pine Chant won the 2023 APRA Art Music Award for chamber music.


Skipworth’s music is performed widely at home and internationally. Recent highlights include performances by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Australian String Quartet, the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, and the Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.

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