Lachlan Colquhoun is a Sydney based musician, dividing his time between performing, composing and educating. He is equally excited about writing works for the concert hall, performing as an electric guitarist or working in the lab that is the recording studio.
Lachlan has a passion for teaching, which has included the tuition of guitar, composition and music theory privately, audio electronics at a tertiary level, and running the composition program at The Scots College.
As performer he has traversed improvised electro-acoustic settings, jazz combos, readings of contemporary classical works, and as a guitarist in indie bands. He is currently playing guitar in EUSH and The Metal Babies.
As a composer of modern music, Lachlan has been fortunate to receive commissions and work with Orkest de Ereprijs (Netherlands), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, world-renown bass clarinetist Harry Sparnaay and various ensembles in Sydney . He has also worked as an arranger for bands providing transcription and score preparation.
Lachlan was awarded a Bachelor of Music in composition with first class honours from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006. He has had the pleasure of studying composition with Michael Smetanin, Damien Ricketson, Mary Finsterer and Martijn Padding, and performance practice with Jazz pianist, Judy Bailey and percussionist, Darryl Pratt.