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Clarinet, Junior Winterschool Director

Lloyd Van't Hoff

Lloyd Van't Hoff

Lloyd van't Hoff is supported by Mary Jo Capps AM and Lloyd Capps, Ann and Roger Smith, Noeline Sandblom, Dave Kershaw

Born in Darwin Australia, Lloyd Van’t Hoff enjoys a career as a vibrant, young clarinettist, chamber musician, collaborator and educator.

Lloyd has shared, created and performed music all throughout the world. Performances at the Beijing International Festival of Modern Music (Beijing, China), Menhuin Festival (Gstaad, Switzerland), Mecklenberg-Vorpommen Festival (Germany), Grafenegg Summer Music Festival (Grafenegg, Austria) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Canada) have all showcased Lloyd’s versatility as a musician on a global scale. Closer to home, Lloyd has enjoyed great success having won the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award.

A regular performer at Australia’s major international arts festivals, Lloyd’s recent highlights have included performances at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Huntington Estate Music Festival, Perth International Arts Festival and the Musica Viva Festival. As a collaborator, Lloyd played a featured role in the Aria award-winning project, Conversations With Ghosts, alongside singer-songwriter Paul Kelly, Recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey and composer James Ledger. Recent orchestral highlights include concerto performances with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria, and appearances as guest principal clarinet with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

Lloyd is a founding member of Arcadia Winds, Australia’s leading young wind ensemble, and Musica Viva’s Inaugural FutureMakers. With Arcadia Winds Lloyd has performed across Australia and China, commissioned dozens of new Australian works, and developed The Air I Breathe, an education show in collaboration with Musica Viva in Schools that reaches tens of thousands of children across Australia every year.

Lloyd studied under the tutelage of Paul Dean, and Floyd Williams at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and with David Thomas at the Australian National Academy of Music. More recently, Lloyd studied with esteemed pedagogue Yehuda Gilad. Lloyd is very proudly a Buffet Crampon performing artist.