Virtuoso Profile

Grania Burke

Grania is a Melbourne based clarinettist, bass clarinettist and educator. She has performed regularly with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Orchestra Victoria

About Me

Grania is a Melbourne based clarinettist, bass clarinettist and educator. She is a graduate from the Victorian College of Arts. Grania has performed regularly with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, The Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Opera and Chamber Made Opera.

In 1993, studied in Germany with Wolfgang Meyer and attended masterclasses with Sabine Meyer and Eddie Daniels. Whilst in Germany she performed with the Frieburg Bach Orchestra and the Collegium Musicum Freiburg-Frankfurt.

Grania’s stage musical performances include the opening seasons of Les Miserable and Phantom of the Opera. Other Theatre performances include the Melbourne Theatre Company’s productions of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music and Company playing clarinet, flute and saxophone.

She has performed and recorded many Australian works including the CDs Bright Tracks by Brenton Broadstock and Tri Duo.

Performances over the last few years include Orchestra Victoria Australian Ballet Orchestra ‘Vitesse’ 2016. Musicals with the Production Company including West Side Story, Gypsy and The Pirates of Penzance. Melbourne season of the musical ‘Wicked’ at the Regent Theatre and more recently playing bass clarinet in the Melbourne Opera Season of Wagner –  Lohengrin and in a clarinet trio, Melbourne Composers League concert in September 2017 ‘East Meets West’ program.

Grania is an AMEB examiner, has sat on audition panels, adjudicated eisteddfods, conducted mastersclasses/workshops and has been a conductor and tutor for State Camp and Melbourne Youth Music Summer School.

Between 2002- 2017 Grania held the position of Head of Woodwind in the Music Department at Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak. She recently accepted a fulltime position as clarinet teacher and directing ensembles at St Kevin’s College, Toorak.

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