Tag Archive: Clarinet


Ed Ferris

Musician, composer, actor and author. Ed Ferris is versatility. After completing a Bachelor of Music, majoring in clarinet performance, in 2009, Ed is now completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne.

Ed is a founding member of the ‘Tea-tree-oh’ trio; exponents of contemporary Australian compositions and has given many world premier performances with the group.

Former Principal Clarinet with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Ed now divides his time between teaching, playing with his gypsy-folk band ‘Eyal & the Skeleton Crew’ and writing.

In 2012, Ed is hoping to continue clarinet studies at home or abroad and to release his first short story collection ‘ Cat and Mouse’ through University of Melbourne press.

Aviva Endean

Aviva Endean is a clarinetist and bass-clarinettist based in Melbourne who works in a wide variety of musical styles and performance contexts. Her major projects currently include Mamushka, a five piece instrumental group who perform Aviva’s original compositions, Melbourne’s pioneer Gypsy-death-core band The Barons of Tang who toured to the USA and New Zealand this year and Quiver, a new music ensemble which she co-directs who performs new and obscure contemporary art music.

Aviva completed her study at the Victorian College of the Arts under the tutelage of Robert Schubert, Richard Haynes, Julia Stoppa and Adam Simmons. During her years of study there she was awarded numerous awards including the Atheneum prize for chamber music with both the Prokofiev Quintet and Quiver new music ensemble, the Friends of the VCA award and the Lionel Gell Merit award.

Aviva used this travelling scholarship in Canada to pursue study in contemporary performance and creative improvisation at McGill University and the Vancouver Creative Music Institute with Francois Houle, Evan Parker and Barry Guy.

She was recently awarded the Willem Van Otterloo memorial award and an Australia Council Art Start grant, which enabled her to take part in the Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute and to undertake further private study with bass clarinet virtuosi in Europe including, Harry Spaarnay, Fie Schoeten, Carl Rosman, Laura Carmicheal and Stump/Lindshalm duo.