Aaron is an accomplished violist and was a regular casual with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra before moving to Melbourne to take up an assistant lectureship at Monash University. He plays with the award winning Decibel New Music ensemble, and has recently returned from the group’s UK tour.
As well as performing with the ensemble, Aaron is the developer behind the Decibel ScorePlayer app, the group’s cutting edge, animated graphic notation software for the iPad. An emerging conductor, he was nominated for a Helpmann Award for his role as musical director of the premiere season of Cat Hope’s new opera, Speechless, at the 2019 Perth International Arts Festival. He has since taken on the role of director of Ensemble Dutala, a group created by Deborah Cheetham Fraillon AO to bring together Indigenous classical musicians from around the country.
He premiered Cheetham’s new work, Nanyubak, for viola and orchestra as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2021, and became the first Indigenous Australian to conduct one of the state symphony orchestras in concert when conducting the MSO’s performance of Long Time Living Here at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in 2022.