MUSIC

Brendan Toohey is a classically trained clarinetist who specialises in advanced solo and ensemble performance. Currently based in Melbourne, Brendan is equally at home playing solo recitals, chamber music, orchestral and concert band repertoire on all members of the extended clarinet family and in a wide variety of styles.

Brendan has performed clarinet with the following ensembles:

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra

Queensland Youth Symphony and Alumni Orchestra

Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Camerata (of St Johns)

Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Wind Orchestra

Orchestra Victoria (casual)

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Australian Concert Orchestra

Zelman Symphony Orchestra

Stonnington Symphony Orchestra

Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra

Maroondah Symphony Orchestra

Preston Symphony Orchestra

Ringwood Symphony Orchestra

Australasian Symphony Orchestra

Old Scotch Symphony Orchestra

Dandenong Ranges Symphony Orchestra

Monash Academy Orchestra

Melbourne Opera

Melbourne Citi Opera

Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta

Hopkins Sinfonia

Peninsula Chamber Musicians

Grainger Wind Symphony

Brendan also frequently performs on saxophone and occasionally on flute and bassoon in jazz and musical theatre settings.

Shows performed in include:

Seussical (Musical Director)

Oklahoma

The Witches of Eastwick

My Fair Lady

Oliver

42nd Street

Chicago

A Chorus Line

Hairspray

The Addams Family

Instruments available for performance include:

1. Piccolo

2. Flute (low B)

3. Oboe

4. Bassoon

5. Eb clarinet

6. C clarinet

7. Bb clarinet

8. A clarinet

9. Eb alto clarinet (low Eb)

10. Bb bass clarinet (low C)

11. Eb contra-alto clarinet (low Eb)

12. Bb contra-bass clarinet (low C)

13. Soprano saxophone

14. Alto saxophone

15. Tenor saxophone

16. Baritone saxophone (low A)

Clarinet and other woodwinds

Photography: XL Arts Inc.