Scott Kinmont

Australian Hometown(s): Brisbane & Sydney
Education: Queensland Conservatorium of Music; Australian National University, Canberra; Northwestern University, Chicago

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Since winning the position of Associate Principal Trombone with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the age of 20, Scott Kinmont has established himself as one of Australia’s leading brass players and teachers. He was previously Principal Trombone of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and he has performed with orchestras throughout Australasia and in Europe, and is a member of the Australian World Orchestra.

As a soloist, he holds the unusual distinction of winning international solo competitions on both the trombone and the euphonium – the UMI International Trombone Competition in the US in 1993 and the Tubamania International Euphonium Competition held in Australia in 1999. He has appeared as a soloist with brass bands, orchestras and big bands, and in 2008 he made his debut as a soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, performing Lee Bracegirdle’s Euphonium Concerto, written for him.

An enthusiastic chamber musician, he is a member of the Australian Brass Quintet and has performed with many of Australia’s leading chamber and contemporary music ensembles. A founding member of the Sydney Ophicleide Quartet and the New Holland Sackbut Ensemble, he has also performed and directed original instrument ensembles on sackbut (Renaissance trombone), serpent and ophicleide. He has also embarked on a conducting career, conducting the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble in 2017.

Scott Kinmont has held teaching posts at Sydney University, Canberra School of Music and Sydney Conservatorium, was guest lecturer in euphonium at Northwestern University in Chicago (2012–13) and is currently on the faculty of the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.

Born in Brisbane, he initially studied with James Hartingdon through the Queensland Education Department Instrumental Programme, before continuing studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with Arthur Middleton. He concluded his studies at the Australian National University in Canberra with Michael Mulcahy, and subsequently completed a Master of Music degree at Northwestern University with Michael Mulcahy and Charles Vernon. He has also undertaken studies with current and former members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Last updated 2022

Brett Page

Australian Hometown:
Education:

PROGESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Perth born Brett Page is one of Australia’s leading bass trombonists. He has performed with most Australian orchestras, extensively touring Australia, Europe and Asia. Brett held the position of Principal Bass Trombone with the Opera Australia Orchestra for twelve years and regularly performs with Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Brett has featured as guest artist with the Australian Brass Quintet and performed with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Brett has a passion for early music, performing on both the Sackbut and Classical trombone. This has lead to period performances and recordings with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Baroque Brass, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the more recently formed,  Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra (ARCO).

Last updated 2021

Donna Parkes

Australian Hometown: Canberra
Education: Canberra School of Music, Australian National Academy of Music

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Australian trombonist Donna Parkes has been Principal Trombone of the Louisville Orchestra since 2008 and has been Principal Trombone of the Colorado Music Festival since 2009. Prior to this year, she played the 2012-13 season with the Utah Symphony and the 2007-8 season with the San Francisco Symphony. Parkes was a member of the Virginia Symphony from 2001-2007 and was a member of the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas for two years. She has performed with many orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Oregon Symphony, National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Sydney Symphony, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Parkes has performed at the Arizona Musicfest, the Marlboro Festival, and the Grand Tetons Festival and in 2016 toured with the Australian World Orchestra. Solo competition successes include winning the Australian National Trombone Competition, the Brisbane International Brass Competition, and finalist in the Jeju Brass Competition in Korea. She has appeared as a soloist or clinician at the International Women’s Brass Conference, International Trombone Festival and the Melbourne International Festival of Brass. Parkes received her Masters Degree studying under Charles Vernon at DePaul University and other primary teachers include Michael Mulcahy and Ron Prussing.

Last updated 2018