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Matt Bailey - trumpet
Matt is an undergraduate trumpet student at the Victorian College of the Arts completing his Bachelor of Music Performance this year. He has been playing the trumpet since 1991 and successfully auditioned for the Sydney Youth Orchestra in 1995. As well as trumpet, Matt took an interest in studying the piano and composition whilst he attended the Conservatorium of Music High School. In 2000 he was awarded the Geoffrey Bailey Memorial Prize for brass playing. Matt's primary interest in his music making is in the exploration of new works by Australian composers for trumpet and brass ensembles.
In June this year, Matt travelled to Thailand to attend the International Trumpet Guild Conference as part of his learning experience in new music and the fine detail of studying trumpet. Matt is a recipient of scholarships in 2003, 2004 and 2005 from Ars Musica Australis, an organisation founded by Father Arthur Bridge, OAM, and committed to the development of the performing arts for young people. Matt is also the recipient of an Ars Musica ITG Grant this year. As well as a normal student life, he takes an interest in composition, photography, philosophy and cycling.
Matt writes, "As a trumpet player, I see it as a very vital component to know that the trumpet is a very versatile instrument. I take advantage of this fact and enjoy playing works of the classical, jazz and commercial repertoires, specialising in modern Australian music."
Matt made his debut with the orchestra on Saturday 26 November 2005, playing Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E flat.