Aviva Endean

Clarinet/bass clarinet

Aviva Endean is a performance-maker, clarinettist and composer interested in expanding the audience experience of sound by creating site-specific, intimate contexts for listening. Her practice spans a wide variety of musical styles, including experimental and improvised music, contemporary chamber music, world music and inter-arts collaborations.

Her recent solo works include the Intimate Sound Immersion, a performance for one blindfolded person at a time, and In the half, a show for solo clarinet and immersive lighting design, presented by ASTRA as part of the JUMP mentorship program with mentor Margaret Cameron.

Aviva is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including JUMP, Arts Start, Professional Pathways Scholarship, Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Scholarship, Willem Van Otterloo Memorial award, Alan C. Rose Memorial Fund and Athenaeum Club prize for chamber music, Lionel Gell Merit Prize, Friends of the VCA award, and has been nominated for an ARIA award 'best world music album' and the EG music awards ‘best avant-garde/experimental act’.

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