Jaan Pallandi began playing the double bass at the age of 11, initially studying with Nicole Murray-Prior and later with Alex Henery, continuing his studies at the Sydney Conservatorium on the Corinna d’Hage String Scholarship. While there he was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for Music, twice won the University of Sydney Academic Merit Prize, and was the winner of the string unit concerto competition performing Tubin’s Double Bass Concerto.
During his studies, he worked with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, and at the end of his second year won a permanent position in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra bass section. He has also performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Vebrugghen Ensemble, Australian Haydn Ensemble and Omega Ensemble, as well as appearing on the Omega Ensemble’s debut album.
Jaan Pallandi performed with the Sydney Chamber Opera for the premiere of Eliot Gyger’s Fly Away Peter and for performances of Pascal Dusapin’s Passion at the 2016 Sydney Festival. He was named a 2018 Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and has performed at the Canberra International Music Festival. He has also taught privately and at various schools, and conducted tutorials for the Sydney Youth Orchestras, Performing Arts Unit and the Border Music Camp.