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About Sacha

Sacha Gibbs-McPhee is quickly gaining prestige as an elite chamber musician, soloist, and freelance orchestral clarinettist in Australia. Having lived in Europe and Asia, studying with and performing alongside world class musicians, he has gained experience and expertise as a performer and artistic director.

Born and raised in Queensland, Australia, Sacha began tertiary study at the University of Queensland, where he interned and performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, graduating 2016 after being awarded the top performance prize of the school. At this time he studied with the clarinettists of the QSO. Soon after graduation, he was accepted into a master's program at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied with Christopher Richards (LSO), Timothy Lines, Andrew Marriner, and Patrick Messina. Sacha was selected to represent the Academy in solo and chamber performances around the country, and was featured as principal clarinet in the Academy Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Orchestra. During his studies at the Academy, Sacha was engaged in performances and professional development with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta, also performing with Bloomsbury Opera, ARC Ensemble, and the Glen Gould School.

Sacha has played under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, Pascal Rophé, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Johannes Fritzsch, Gareth Hancock, Tahu Matheson, Antoni Bonetti AM, and the late Oliver Knussen CBE. He has performed alongside Simon Tedeschi, Warwick Adeney, Hoang Pham, Nicholas Young, Janet Brewer, Judit Molnár, Margarita and Roberts Balanas, and members of every Australian symphony orchestra. Thanks to the patronage of generous sponsors such the Cope-Williams Arts Trust, Sacha is regularly performing recitals across Australia, and building a portfolio career as a professional musician.

Sacha is the artistic director of Coastal Cadenzas, bringing top class chamber music to the Noosa region.

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