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Phillippa Murphy-Haste is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator based between Malmö, Sweden, and Sydney, Australia. She specialises in clarinets and saxophones.

My artistic practice reflects a broad range of styles and contexts including jazz, contemporary classical, experimental, improvised music, theatre, inter-arts and cross-cultural collaborations, and music-related social justice projects which I see as integral to my future as an artist. I have trained extensively in classical and jazz styles with a background in performance, education and research, completing a Bachelor's degree with a double major in performance and education with honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before commencing a Bachelor of Jazz Performance program at the same institution. I was selected to present my research at the Cultural Diversity in Music Education Conference at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2010. In 2016 I travelled to Sweden and studied at the Malmö Academy of Music (Malmö Musikhögskolan) where I studied with Karl-Martin Almqvist (Danish Radio Big Band) and Swedish Grammy-winning artist Per “Texas” Johansson.

Some of my performance highlights have included playing clarinet at the Sydney Opera House with the 13-piece Sydney Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds (Broadchurch); Bridge of Dreams with Shubha Mudgal at City Recital Hall, performing at Malmö Live (Sweden) with multi Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian musician Joyce Moreno (formerly 'Joyce'); collaborating with writer-director Shakthi Shatkhidharan (CuriousWorks, National Theatre of Parramatta) and fellow musicians in the composition and creation of a live soundtrack to the creative development theatre work 'A Counting and Cracking of Heads' at Carriageworks; performing at the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival with Divergence Big Band under the directorship of Jenna Cave; performing with my own band, the Phillippa Murphy-Haste ensemble with highly-respected multi-instrumentalist Paul Cutlan at Venue 505 for the Converge Festival; premiering a new work by Bree van Reyk with Ensemble Offspring; and playing regularly as a member of Sirens Big Band, to name a few.

I have released three albums with experimental improvisation bands Micro Micro and Microfiche. In 2015 I was awarded a scholarship by the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO) to participate in a Creative Intensive with AAO musicians and world-renowned Carnatic percussionist Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani and his associates and in 2016 I was the recipient of both a Sydney University Study Abroad Scholarship and a Golden Key International Honour Society scholarship. In 2012 I toured to Europe on scholarship as principal clarinettist of the SBS Radio and Television Youth Orchestra.

Phillippa Murphy-Haste is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator based between Malmö, Sweden, and Sydney, Australia. She specialises in clarinets and saxophones.

 

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My artistic practice reflects a broad range of styles and contexts including jazz, contemporary classical, experimental, improvised music, theatre, inter-arts and cross-cultural collaborations, and music-related social justice projects which I see as integral to my future as an artist. I have trained extensively in classical and jazz styles with a background in performance, education and research, completing a Bachelor's degree with a double major in performance and education with honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before commencing a Bachelor of Jazz Performance program at the same institution. I was selected to present my research at the Cultural Diversity in Music Education Conference at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2010. In 2016 I travelled to Sweden on scholarship at the Malmö Academy of Music (Malmö Musikhögskolan) where I studied with Karl-Martin Almqvist (Danish Radio Big Band) and Swedish Grammy-winning artist Per “Texas” Johansson.

Some of my performance highlights have included playing clarinet at the Sydney Opera House with the 13-piece Sydney Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds (Broadchurch); performing and recording as a featured soloist in Bridge of Dreams with Shubha Mudgal and Sirens Big Band at City Recital Hall, performing at Malmö Live (Sweden) with multi Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian musician Joyce Moreno (formerly 'Joyce'); collaborating with writer-director Shakthi Shatkhidharan (CuriousWorks, National Theatre of Parramatta) and fellow musicians in the composition and creation of a live soundtrack to the creative development theatre work 'A Counting and Cracking of Heads' at Carriageworks; performing at the Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival with Divergence Big Band under the directorship of Jenna Cave; performing with my own band, the Phillippa Murphy-Haste ensemble with highly-respected multi-instrumentalist Paul Cutlan at Venue 505 for the Converge Festival; premiering a new work by Bree van Reyk with Ensemble Offspring; and playing regularly as a member of Sirens Big Band, to name a few.

I have released three albums with experimental improvisation collectives bands Micro Micro and Microfiche.

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Some selected awards

 

2017 Layne Beachley Aim For The Stars Scholarship

2016 Sydney University Study Abroad Scholarship

2016 Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarship

2015 Australian Art Orchestra (AAO) Scholarship

2012 SBS Radio and Television Youth Orchestra Scholarship