Dean is Principal Clarinet of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Lecturer at the Elder Conservatorium
Dean Newcomb is currently the Principal Clarinettist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2008. Dean has performed with various orchestras both in Australia and overseas and was offered the Principal Clarinet position with The Macau Orchestra before deciding to settle in Adelaide.
His solo concerto performances with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and The Schoenberg Ensemble have been met with critical acclaim, with reviewers praising his “musical gifts, technical finesse and outstanding ability” (The Advertiser). Dean regularly performs as a recital and chamber musician in Australia, most notably with The Australia Ensemble, Ensemble le Monde and the Hamer String Quartet for the opening of the Melbourne Recital Centre.
His active involvement in music education includes giving masterclasses, lectures and tutoring at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, tutoring for the Australian Youth Orchestra and more recently, planning and organising of the ASO’s orchestral traineeship program.