QUEENS Park saxophonist Matt Hinchliffe will hold a solo recital concert before he travels to France to be the first Australian to study at the Conservatoire � Rayonnement R�gional de Boulogne-Billancourt.
Hinchliffe (22) said the purpose behind the recital was to promote his studies in France to other young and aspiring musicians in the hopes of encouraging them to follow their musical ambitions.
‘When I arrive in France, I will be studying with renowned saxophonist Jean-Michel Goury and will be the first Australian saxophonist to study in his class. His class is highly prestigious and, being the first Australian to study there, I will be representing Australian saxophonists,’ Hinchliffe said.
‘I hope to reach as many people as possible with what I am doing in the hopes that more Australian musicians, particularly those from Perth, will aim high in their pursuit of a career in music.
‘I also hope to return to Perth upon completion of my studies in France to further encourage younger generations of classical musicians.’
Hinchliffe said he sent recordings to renowned saxophone teacher Jean-Michel Goury in France and planned to study there for one to two years.
‘France is where the classical saxophone is most established. It will allow me to relate with like-minded people,’ he said.
Hinchliffe said he had been playing the saxophone for eight years and was determined to pursue a professional music career.
‘I don’t really have a long term plan, I’ll just suss it out as I go,’ he said.
The concert will be held on Sunday September 15 at 2pm at the Tivoli Theatre in Applecross.