Principal Timpani

Guy du Blêt

Meet Guy

Guy du Blêt was born in Melbourne. He has worked and studied extensively all over the continent and has been playing with Orchestra Victoria since 1998. He has worked with all the major symphony orchestras across Australia, as well as the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (OEK), Synergy, Libra Ensemble, Speak Percussion, Ludovico's Band and Latitude 37. He has toured internationally with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Elision, the Malaysian Philharmonic and OEK. He is inspired by the Berliner Philharmoniker (he trained under Rainer Seegers there) and his favourite pieces of music are Mozart’s operas and Tchaikovsky’s ballets. He counts performing Wagner's Ring Cycle under Pietari Inkinen for Opera Australia and Bella Figura for The Australian Ballet under Nicolette Fraillon as two of the highlights of his career. His advice to aspiring musicians? “Work harder than everyone else.”

Guy du Blêt's Principal Timpani position is generously supported by Igor and Jenny Zambelli with Libby and Jim Cousins AO.

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Guy dropped a six hit by Shane Warne at Bellerive Oval at a Test Match in Hobart.