Justin regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician including appearances with Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist Justin has performed with the Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra, Jan Sedivka Camerata and the Hobart Chamber Orchestra and is also engaged for public recitals and residencies. Passionate about developing new music, Justin instigated 10 new works by Australian composers in 2014. In addition to this he has performed with leading new music ensembles Syzygy, Opus House, Arcko Symphonic Project and a founding member of the Rubiks Collective.
Justin has performed as guest principal clarinetist with Orchestra Victoria and co-principal with the Banff Festival Orchestra (Canada), ANAM Orchestra, Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra, Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, Melbourne Winds and Royal Australian Air force Band. He has also appeared as principal clarinet with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestra and Tasmanian Youth Orchestra programs.
Justin has appeared on numerous Live broadcasts for 3mbs and ABC radio and has had the opportunity to work under conductors like James Judd, Sir Andrew Davis, Simone Young, Joana Carniero, Lior Shambadahl, Daniel Kuerti, Arvo Volmer, David Danzmayr, Sebastian Langlessing, Alex Brigger, Michael Collins, Richard Tognetti and Brett Dean.
Justin is an Alumnus and current Fellow of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Teachers have included David Thomas, Paul Dean, Stephen Kenyon and Floyd Williams. He has also performed in masterclasses with clarinetists Michael Collins, Paul Meyer and Dimitri Ashkenazy, Thorsten Johanns, David Campbell and Frank Celata to name a few. On full scholarship, Justin undertook study in the Professional Performance Program at ANAM, a Masters of Music Research degree at the Queensland Conservatorium and a number of post-graduate degrees on an orchestral woodwind scholarship at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music. He was also the winner of the Nelle Ashdown Memorial Award in 2011.
To date, some career highlights include performing in all four operas of the Melbourne Ring Cycle, Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with Dale Barltrop (2012), the Schubert Octet with Anthony Marwood (2013), the world premiere of Paul Dean’s E-flat clarinet concertino No Exit (2014) and a performance of the Quartet for the End of Time with Eureka Ensemble at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival (2015).