Nigel Westlake’s career, spanning 4 decades, began as a clarinettist. He started composing from 1980 for radio, theatre, circus, TV and film.

Westlake has received many awards including 2 Arias, 15 APRA awards, [screen & classical categories] the Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize, & Gold Medal for “Best Original Music” at the New York International Radio Festival.

He holds an honorary Doctorate in Music, awarded by the University of New South Wales in 2012 & has conducted all the major symphony orchestras in Australia.

In 2016 Westlake made his US conducting debut at the Lincoln Centre with the New York Philharmonic.

See the Australian String Quartet perform Nigel Westlake’s new work in its third National Season tour, Ives Westlake Debussy