Dr Deborah de Graaff is a renowned Australian clarinettist. Deborah’s 16 CDs and tracks are broadcast regularly on ABC Classic FM and music streaming services.
Winning competitions scholarships and awards, she has performed overseas and in Australia for over 30 years as a chamber musician and recording artist, often premiering Australian compositions. Deborah has worked with many renowned artists including her mother, contralto Lauris Elms, soprano Rita Hunter, pianists Geoffrey Parsons, John Winther, Len Vorster, Richard Bonynge, Paul Dyer’s Brandenburg Orchestra and the Fine Arts Orchestra at St Martin in the Fields, London.
After many years teaching (Sydney Conservatorium of Music USYD, UNSW), she now applies her PhD Model of Elite Practice toward a hand select group of prodigious and advanced students, working online and at her Sydney City, Town Hall studio. Deborah and team have now established SILO SOUNDS Inc. a recital series based in the twin towns of Harden Murrumburrah in rural NSW (near Canberra). Guest artists are invited to perform in this beautiful venue, which now features a brand new elite S6X Yamaha recital grand piano. Guest artists include: Rachel Scott in her series ‘Bach in the Dark’; Three’s Company, a soprano, clarinet and piano trio with Dr Tonya Lemoh and Dr Narelle Yeo; Jazz singer songwriter Emma Grace Stephenson; and pianist and ABC presenter Tamara Cislowsa.