Lachlan Penninkilampi (NSW); Age 16

Fanfare 1

I entered this competition a few weeks ago thinking I wasn’t going to get anywhere with it, but when I got a call during a rehearsal on Sunday afternoon I was ecstatic to find out that I was one of the winners of the fanfare competition! Having played trumpet for over eight years, I am really passionate about brass and for years I have been composing and performing original works with my own ensembles, as well as arranging and transcribing existing music and uploading it to YouTube. Music is a great passion of mine, and receiving the opportunity to have one of my compositions recorded by none other than the Australian Youth Orchestra is a dream come true!

Just like to thank Anna, Philippa, Nick, Artology, Australian Youth Orchestra and everyone involved for providing this opportunity. It’s been so amazing and so enriching, and encouraging for budding composers nation-wide. I’ve loved it.