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Lachlan Wilson : Associate Artist


Photo of Lachlan Wilson

Photo: Susan Gordon-Brown

Lachlan Wilson was born in Mansfield Victoria, on 30th January 1946, and presently lives in Melbourne, Australia,

Musician, composer and educator, Wilson spent his early years playing saxophone in several rock music ensembles in Melbourne, New Zealand, and Queensland. He later completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne as a mature age student whilst studying composition with Barry Conyngham and Brenton Broadstock. Further postgraduate studies include Graduate Diploma in Education (Melbourne) and Master of Arts, music (La Trobe).

His composer's portfolio embraces pieces for orchestra, various solo instruments, chamber works and a variety of ensembles. Significant works include the wreath-laying music for the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1992, a symphonic poem relating to Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, performed during a State Civic Reception in 2016 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, and a contemporary arrangement of the Australian National Anthem commissioned by Ausmusic and scored for orchestra, rock band, choir and soloists.

In 1996-2016, Wilson taught harmony, counterpoint and orchestration at Box Hill Institute. After retiring from full-time teaching, Wilson continues to be active as a performer and composer.


Lachlan Wilson — current to August 2017

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Trio : for flute, vibraphone, violin (1989) The work was a result of a specific request by the Italian Institute of Culture and the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne.