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The Brass Whisperer's main aim is to play with subtle music tunings and coax brass players (and other musicians) into achieving delicious harmonies. Resources for student French horn players are also featured.


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Omega Ensemble - Grand Mozart

City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, AU

Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds Mozart Grand Partita


Brandenburg Concertos

City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, AU

Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in concert with Dorèe Dixon as the other horn player and the wonderful Australian Brandenburg Orchestra under the direction of Paul Dyer. All on period instruments.   Also March 1, 2 4 (in Parramatta), 6, 8 then March 9 and 10 in Melbourne.

Michael Hugh Dixon

Born in New Zealand in 1961 I learnt piano with my grandmother; horn and composition with my father. I've held full-time positions with a number of Australian orchestras including that of Principal Horn in the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra. I now perform regularly with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on natural horn as well as with the Opera Australia Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. I have performed with most orchestras in Australia. Chamber music credits include his ensemble LOCANA, Omega Ensemble and Notos Woodwind Ensemble.

Teaching is an important part of my work, currently including Inaburra School, Wollongong Conservatorium of Music. I also develop resources for French horn players and have written a beginner band program. In 2011 I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong after having previously been awarded an MPhil in composition from the University of Queensland and MMus in Musicology from Griffith University. 

Composition is a significant part of my musical life. I have written for a variety of ensembles along with songs and percussion works. A considerable number of my compositions include intervals from the harmonic series, extended just intonation. My music is published by Wirripang Pty Ltd (www.australiancomposers.com.au). In 2017 I performed in EUROMicroFest2017 and from that year on have been co-curating SydneyMicroFest.