Damian Barbeler

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Resident composer

Damian Barbeler’s award-winning compositions have been heard around the world, sung and played by leading Australian and international soloists and ensembles. But a distinctive part of Damian’s expertise is his ability to inspire younger musicians to excel in professional settings.

His wide-ranging career has taken him to places he never imagined it could, from famous concert halls to biscuit factories, board rooms and far-flung parts of regional Australia. Acting out the precept that an artist should also teach, Damian joyously inhabits the exquisite, rarified atmosphere of art music, the invigorating world of beginners, students and music-loving amateurs.