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Richard Shaw

Clarinet Fellow

Sandra & Neil Burns Chairs


Raised on a blueberry farm west of the Gold Coast, Richard Shaw returns to Australia in 2020 from Copenhagen, where he is completing a master’s degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music under Søren Elbo.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the Queensland and Melbourne Conservatoriums and has taken lessons and masterclasses with some of the world’s leading clarinettists, including Sabine Meyer, Olivier Patey, and Andreas Sundén. Richard has performed with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, freelanced throughout Australia and performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra. Away from music, Richard enjoys racing his vintage scow moth sailing dinghy.