Will Larsen is a multi award winning musician, producer and film composer from Melbourne, Australia. A graduate of The University of Melbourne and The Victorian College of Arts, he has been a guest artist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, Orchestra Victoria and The Australian Ballet, performing throughout Australia, Europe, the UK, the USA, Japan, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Will performed the Paul Sarcich percussion concerto, Concerto da Camera, in Athens, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Budapest and Prague with the Melbourne Chamber Strings. He has played for José Carreras, Mikis Theodorakis, Bryn Terfel, The Bolshoi Ballet, The Kirov Ballet, The New York Ballet, Cameron Mackintosh, Topol and k d lang.
His work on movie scores include Hero Mars by Californian director Skyler Cooper,
At World's End for Danish director Tomas Villum Jensen, and Mary and Max by Academy Award winning director Adam Elliot and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Will has won an ARIA for Best Independent Release with The Killjoys' debut album, Ruby. Will also won Best Score at the Los Angeles Movie Awards for music co-written with Louise Woodward for “Juliana’s Story,” a film directed by Angelique Papadelias. In 2014 his composition "A Festival Fanfare" was used to open Melbourne's White Night Festival.
Will is half of contemporary classical duo Tess Said So, an ongoing
partnership with renowned pianist Rasa Daukus. The two won both the Weekly Award and BankSA Award (Overall Outstanding Event) for Best Interactive, Film & Digital at the Adelaide Fringe Festival for their original live soundtrack production and performance to Nosferatu - A Symphony of Horror. The two have collaborated with the Australian Dance Party, writing music for and performing with the innovative, contemporary dance company.
Will also writes, produces and performs for Melbourne singer / songwriter, Aylin Eser. Aylin and Will write catchy, melodic indie-pop in the style of Harry Nilsson and given a modern twist.
Will performing with Alison Plevey and Olivia Fyfe of
The Australian Dance Party
Photo: Art Atelier Photography