About Huon Bourne Blue
Huon started playing percussion at the age of 10. After learning piano for a year (studying with Luba Totoeva), he began playing percussion in Newcastle Conservatorium community ensembles. Huon began percussion lessons in 2015, studying with Charissa Ferguson, and then from 2016-2018 with Stephan Mühr. He has taken part in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Playerlink program from 2015-2017, was Principal Percussionist of the Sydney Youth Orchestra in 2018 and has participated in numerous Australian Youth Orchestra programs since 2017 including their International Tour in 2019.
Huon has been tutored by musicians including Herman Rieken (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Grahame King (Royal Birmingham Ballet), She-e Wu (Northwestern University), Edward Choi (Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra) and Alexander Radziewski (Hamburger Symphoniker). Conductors and soloists Huon has played with include Krzysztof Urbański, Daniel Müller-Schott, Jan Lisiecki, Richard Mills, Alexander Briger, Ariel Zuckermann, Giordano Bellincampi, Matthew Coorey and Tze Law Chan to name a few.
Huon commenced undergraduate studies at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2018 studying with Daryl Pratt and Mark Robinson (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), however relocated to Melbourne in July 2020 to continue his studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium studying with Guy Du Blêt (Orchestra Victoria). Huon is currently Principal Timpanist of the Australian Youth Orchestra.