Justin is the Associate Principal Clarinet of Orchestra Victoria
Australian Clarinetist Justin Beere is a passionate and vibrant performer and collaborative artist. With an innate drive to perform and create, Justin’s diverse and flexible musicianship is at home on any stage.
Justin is the Associate Principal Clarinet of Orchestra Victoria and regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician including appearances with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist Justin has performed with the Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra, Jan Sedivka Camerata and the Hobart Chamber Orchestra and is also engaged for public recitals and residencies. Passionate about developing new music, Justin instigated 10 new works by Australian composers in 2014. In addition to this he has performed with leading new music ensembles Syzygy, Opus House, Arcko Symphonic Project and a founding member of the Rubiks Collective.
Justin regularly acted as associate principal clarinet across 2016 with Orchestra Victoria and has performed as co-principal with the Banff Festival Orchestra (Canada), ANAM Orchestra, Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra, Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, Melbourne Winds and Royal Australian Air force Band. He has also appeared as principal clarinet with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestra and Tasmanian Youth Orchestra programs.
Justin has appeared on numerous Live broadcasts for 3mbs and ABC radio and recently recorded “The Nutcracker” ballet as principal clarinet with Orchestra Victoria for ABC Classics.
As an Alumnus and Fellow of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), teachers have included David Thomas, Paul Dean, Stephen Kenyon and Floyd Williams. He has also performed in masterclasses with clarinetists Michael Collins, Paul Meyer and Dimitri Ashkenazy, Thorsten Johanns, David Campbell and Frank Celata to name a few.
To date, some career highlights include performing Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with Dale Barltrop (2012), the Schubert Octet with Anthony Marwood (2013), the world premiere of Paul Dean’s E-flat clarinet concertino No Exit(2014) and a performance of the Quartet for the End of Time with Eureka Ensemble at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival (2015).