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Geoff Collinson - French Horn

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Geoff Collinson began his studies on the horn in Melbourne in 1979. In 1993 he moved to Canberra to study with Hector McDonald, one of Australia's finest brass musicians who is currently principal horn of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. From 1983-1988, Geoff was a member of the Canberra Horn Consort and performed as a guest with many of Australia's premier orchestras. In 1990, Geoff was awarded the position of Principal horn with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, a position he held until 2000. During this time he was also guest principal horn of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

In 2000 Geoff left orchestral life and Sydney to pursue his two great loves, teaching and chamber music (as well as his third great love, wife, Zoe Knighton). He now holds a position as Head of Brass at the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne. Geoff was invited to be a resident at the Banff Centre for Performing Arts in Alberta, Canada for the Winter Program in 2003. He is Co-Director and founder of the Melbourne International Festival of Brass with Michael Bertoncello.

He performed with the Zelman Symphony at the MLC Auditorium on Saturday 1 April 2006 and again at the Hepburn Springs Swiss-Italian Festival on the afternoon of Sunday 23 April 2006 in Daylesford.

Geoff Collinson has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

23 April 2006, 2.00pm
1 April 2006


The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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