Awarded joint-second place in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Award in 2018, Morgan Veal realised his passion for music at the age of 10, when he was given his first pair of Vic Firth drum sticks. Since then, he has performed as principal percussionist with Camerata for Queensland Ballet's Dangerous Liaisons Season and has recently graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
As an emerging and imaginative musician, Morgan regularly performs at established venues including the Queensland Performing Arts Concert Hall. In 2018, he played works from Shostakovich to Stravinsky with the Queensland Youth Symphony, under the baton of the late John Curro AM MBE. In the following year, he travelled to France where he studied and performed in the Eurocuivres Académie & Festival alongside Michael Burritt, American percussionist, and Jean-Baptiste Léclere, French principal percussionist of l’Opéra National de Paris. Morgan’s current passion is learning Bach’s Violin Sonatas and Partitas on the marimba.
Morgan currently teaches percussion at Grace Academy and QACI. At the end of this year, he is looking forward to recording and releasing music of both Bach and Délécluse. In his spare time, Morgan loves listening to Beethoven’s 7th and 9th Symphonies whilst walking.
Awards and Achievements:
2018 - 17 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence.
2016 Year 12 Music Dux at the Queensland Academy of Creative Industries (QACI).
2016 Academic Excellence Award at QACI.