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Matthias Schack-Arnott

Matthias is a percussionist who primarily works in the fields of new music and hybrid-arts. He premiered his solo work Chrysalis at Next Wave Festival 2012. He has appeared in major festivals across Australia, and has also toured to China, Japan and Denmark. Matthias is the Artistic Associate of Speak Percussion, a founding member of the new music ensemble Quiver, and a guest performer with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Made Opera, Synergy, Victoria Opera and Aphids.

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