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Alicia Crossley is an ARIA nomimated Australian recorder virtuoso. She performs a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance dance tunes to contemporary electro-acoustic works with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire.

In 2010 Alicia completed her Masters of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the instruction of Hans-Dieter Michatz. Since then Alicia has won several competitions and awards including the Don Cowell Memorial Trust Recorder Competition, the Australia Council’s ArtStart Grant, and the Fine Music 102.5 Kruger Scholarship. In 2011, Alicia released her debut solo CD Addicted to Bass featuring seven newly commissioned Australian works for bass recorder, followed by her second solo CD Alchemy in 2015, which was nominated for Best Classical Music Album by AIR. In 2018 Alicia released her third CD Muse with the acclaimed Acacia Quartet, which was nominated for Best Classical Album by ARIA. Recently, Alicia released her fourth CD Bass Instincts, featuring compositions that showcase the instinctual musicality, versatility and virtuosity of the bass recorder.

An experienced recorder player, Alicia regularly performs throughout Australia and has toured in the USA and New Zealand. She has presented works at a number of festivals and conferences includingSydney Festival, Adelaide Festival,  Four Winds Festival, Tilde New Music Festival, Electro-Fringe, Metropolis, Aurora Festival, Vivid Festival, ACMC, Electronic Music Midwest, and SEAMUS, and has performed with Pinchgut Opera, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Bach Akademie Australia, Salut! Baroque, The Sydney Consort, and The Marais Project. Alicia is also a member of the unique and vibrant ensemble Duo Blockstix.

As passionate supporter of Australian Art Music, Alicia has collaborated with some of Australia’s composers to create new works that showcase the versatility of the recorder, and has presented the world premiere of more than 30 new works for recorder. Alicia also appears as a featured soloist on the soundtrack for the 2018 movie Stormboy, and features in Series 2, episode 13 of ABC’s ArtWorks.

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