Rory Davison

  • BMus (Honours Class I)-Queensland Conservatorium

Brisbane based clarinettist Rory Davison has recently appeared as principal bass clarinet in the Queensland Conservatorium’s acclaimed performance of Mahler’s 5th Symphony. His performances have been described as “thoroughly brilliant” and displaying great “subtlety”. Rory has performed throughout Canberra and in Brisbane as a student of famed Australian clarinettist and composer Paul Dean. In 2021 Rory graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with first class honours. His research investigated performer focused method of interpretation. Making classical music truly creative is a lifelong passion for Rory.

Recent highlights for Rory include performing as principal clarinet in the Queensland Conservatorium’s 2021 performance of Kurt Weil’s Street Scene and the conservatorium’s 2021 Val Machin opera series under Dane Lam. In 2020 Rory performed as principal clarinet in the Conservatorium’s triumphant return to the stage in Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben. In 2019 Rory was asked to appear as principal clarinet in the Queensland Youth Symphony for their Opera at Jimbour performance. Before relocating to Brisbane, he could be seen performing throughout Canberra including as principal bass clarinet in the National Capital Orchestra’s 2016 performance of Orf’s Carmina Burana. He is a passionate chamber musicians with recents highlights including performances of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet and Schubert’s Octet.

In 2022 Rory will be performing in the inaugural concert series of the new Brisbane chamber ensemble The Boulanger Collective as well as appearing in solo recitals in Brisbane and Canberra. A passionate teacher, he is available for lessons at his home studio in The Gap. In his spare time he enjoys reading and searching for the best coffee in town.

8 Warana Street
The Gap, QLD
0498 541 547


Details last updated on December 1, 2021