Real musician – Justin Beere

Justin studied music (clarinet) at the Queensland Conservatorium, at the University of Tasmania and at ANAM. He is now Associate Principal clarinettist with Orchestra Victoria. He’s a very active chamber musician, having founded Melbourne Chamber Players with oboist Steph Dixon. And he’s played gigs with other chamber groups including Rubiks Collective and Syzygy.

Justin’s also been active in commissioning music in the past, so his advice in this area is invaluable as we prepare to become a commissioning organisation. He’s helping with the creation of policies and processes for the selection of composers and the ensembles who will play the commissioned work.

Justin is also a gifted teacher, which is how he got to know Helen Vorrath. Five years ago she decided to return to playing the clarinet after a 50 year break. Google provided her with Justin’s contact details, and the rest as they say is history. He’s still trying patiently to turn her into a better-than-average player.