Sebastian is a percussionist, pianist, 'ukulele player, part-time accordionist, and composer.
Early in their life, Sebastian was interested in the arts having performed in music and theatre from a young age. They had an eclectic youth as their family moved around to different countries often, from Qatar, to Kazakhstan, to England, to Singapore, Turkey, Norway, and now back to Australia. They started writing music in 2016 and has since experienced exponential successes. In 2017, Sebastian won first and second place in the ASME QLD Young Composers Competition following another first place in the Darren Middleton Songwriting Competition. In 2018, they had multiple pieces premiered, including a full original score for the production of Hamlet and a string quintet piece.
2019 established Sebastian on the world’s stage after winning a place at the Artology Fanfare Competition with the award of having a piece played by the Australian Youth Orchestra. In the same year, Consorte Eclectica commissioned a work inspired by an exchange to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as an ambassador for the Griffith Young Conservatorium. Sebastian was awarded a scholarship with Queensland Symphony Orchestra to have more works performed with mentoring opportunities. In 2020, Sebastian commenced studying composition at the Griffith Conservatorium and striving to continue their successes. Through the current plague, Sebastian has managed to write for many concerts and has multiple works recorded. Their love of literature and art blossomed this year and has served as the inherent inspiration for many of their works, finding content in paintings, folklore, film, classical novels and texts, and several others to note a few. Sebastian is an Australian composer who specialises in classical, jazz, electronic, and traditional. Having had many years of experience in all fields, they strives to create new and exciting music.