Liam Samat


Liam Samat Clarinet

Combining the traditions of the classical clarinet with innovative and creative repertoire and performance is a passion of Clarinetist Liam Samat. He believes that music challenges, inspires, and expands the imagination of both the performer and audience. Currently under the tutelage of Frank Celata at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Liam is studying a Master of Music Studies (Performance) degree. He formerly studied both clarinet and Eb Clarinet at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, with David Griffiths, Philip Arkinstall, and Paul Champion, and was awarded his Bachelor of Music (Degree with Honours) with First Class Honours. Liam has been awarded scholarships to study at both the Sydney Conservatorium, and previously the Melbourne Conservatorium, and was awarded his AmusA in Clarinet in 2018.

Background

Combining the traditions of the classical clarinet with innovative and creative repertoire and performance is a passion of Clarinetist Liam Samat. He believes that music challenges, inspires, and expands the imagination of both the performer and audience.

Currently under the tutelage of Frank Celata at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Liam is studying a Master of Music Studies (Performance) degree. He formerly studied both clarinet and Eb Clarinet at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, with David Griffiths, Philip Arkinstall, and Paul Champion, and was awarded his Bachelor of Music (Degree with Honours) with First Class Honours. Liam has been awarded scholarships to study at both the Sydney Conservatorium, and previously the Melbourne Conservatorium, and was awarded his AmusA in Clarinet in 2018.

In 2017 he was awarded the Principal Clarinet chair of the Melbourne Youth Wind Symphony, in 2018 the Principal Clarinet chair of the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, and was awarded the Principal Eb Clarinet chair of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra in 2019 & 2020. He was fortunate to be able to participate in the 2020 Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp, and Winter Season (Online). He has also performed with a number of other ensembles including; the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Lawyers Orchestra and the Melbourne University Wind Symphony & Philharmonic Orchestra. He is looking forward to playing Principal Clarinet in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra in Semester 1 this year.

Liam has taken inspiration from working in a collaborative environment with his musical peers and colleagues, and uses this to further and challenge his playing and appreciation for the clarinet. Liam is excited to be expanding both his teaching and performing capacities in 2021, and is looking forward to welcoming new students into his teaching roster at the Lane Cove Music & Cultural Centre.