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Clare Johnston is an Australian composer, based in Melbourne and Sydney. She is currently undertaking her Masters as part of the National Women Composers’ Development Program run by the Sydney Conservatorium. Clare completed a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne in 2013, where she was awarded the Esther Rofe Award for Composition. In 2015 she won the David Henkels Award for Composition and had her Gypsy Trio performed at the 3MBS Performer of the Year Awards.

In 2015 Clare was selected to participate as a composer in the Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat in New Hampshire, USA. She studied with composer Martin Bresnick and had one of her compositions performed by the Wet Ink Ensemble from New York City. Clare was also selected to participate in the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine, USA where she studied with leading American composers and had her works performed and recorded by the Contemporary Ensemble at the festival and the AMF Orchestra. Clare was chosen as one of four composers at the AYO National Music Camp 2015 where her music was conducted by James Judd and performed by leading international musicians.

For further information, please visit clarecomposer.com

PLEXUS gives the world premiere of Clare Johnston's newly commissioned work in PLEXUS: Perpendicular on Monday 3rd December 2018 at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon.