Gavin Lockley: composer, singer, pianist and educator.
Gavin Lockley is an Australian composer, singer, pianist and educator. He was born in Sydney, Australia and studied at the Conservatorium of Music before pursuing post-graduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Detmold before accepting a place at Magdalen College, Oxford to read for his PhD in musicology.
As composer Gavin is best known for his Australian themed works including ‘Symphony of Australia‘ and ‘Ballads of the Bush‘ ( ABC Classics ) was well as ‘Orchestral Songs of Australia‘. In 2010 Gavin collaborated with Dr Colleen McCullough on a musical adaptation of her first fleet novel ‘Morgan’s Run‘ (ABC Classics) and is currently working on a musical adaptation of the life of Australian aviator Charles Kingsford – Smith ( ‘Kings of the Air‘)
As tenor Gavin recently recorded the orchestral album ‘The Enchanted Hour‘ with wife, soprano Renae Martin and the Sydney Lyric Orchestra under maestro Brian Castles-Onion and recently acted as host for The Sydney Royal Easter Show’s ‘Australiana: In all its Glory‘ for 14 nights at Spotless Stadium for an audience of 300,000.
In 2016 Gavin acted as musical supervisor to the film ‘The Honourable Rebel‘ (UK), narrated by Diana Rigg on the life of Elizabeth Montague (THR Films).
In the corporate arena Gavin has performed over 500 presentations for world renowned acts ‘The Three Waiters’ and ‘Tenors Under Cover’ including for the G20 summit in 2014.
Gavin is currently completing his PhD on the topic of opera and popular culture and lives with his wife and two children in North Sydney, Australia
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