THE
AUSTRALIAN
CLARINET
DUO
About Us
Andrew Doyle 
 

Born in Sydney, Australia, Andrew began playing the violin at the age of 4 and the clarinet at age 8. The clarinet became his true love throughout high school and culminated in tertiary study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. 
 
Following completion of his Bachelor of Music (Performance) in 2002, Andrew taught at several high profile schools around Sydney and continued to play as a freelance clarinettist with many bands, orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Australia. He conducted further study with prominent clarinettists in Milan and London and has almost completed a Masters Degree (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music specialising in period clarinets. 
 
Andrew has been Principal Clarinettist of The Metropolitan Orchestra since its inception, and has enjoyed many solo opportunities featuring the clarinet, including performances of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto to a sold out City Recital Hall, Sydney, Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 1 and Rolla's Bassett Horn Concerto. 
 
In addition to his position with TMO, Andrew has performed with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, is a casual clarinettist/bass clarinettist with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and is a full-time clarinet soloist with the Royal Australian Navy Band. The highlight of his position with the RAN Band was the CD recording and release of Black Dog Rhapsody for Clarinet.  
 
He has performed as Principal Clarinet with many bands and orchestras throughout Australia including performances of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto on Bassett Clarinet, Stamitz's Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon, and continues regular chamber music performances. 
 
The study of classical clarinet for his Masters Degree has led Andrew to travel to Europe for study and inspiration, and he is constantly researching 18th century performance techniques, especially those related to wind instruments and the clarinet.
Alisha Doyle 
 

Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Alisha has always loved the clarinet. She played with a range of Queensland Youth Orchestras throughout school and went on to complete a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. 
 
During her studies, Alisha won a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music in London and toured Europe with the Queensland Youth Orchestra. She has also performed as a casual clarinettist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. 
 
After moving to Townsville, in 2006 Alisha won the prestigious Angelene Bourne Most Promising Brass or Woodwind Player in the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition. She also performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Barrier Reef Orchestra as Guest Soloist during her time in far north Queensland. 
 
Upon moving to Sydney, Alisha successfully auditioned for a position in the Royal Australian Navy Band and is now co-section leader of the clarinet section. A highlight of this position was the recording of the Alfred Reed work, Rahoon, Rhapsody for Clarinet and Band.  
 
Performing regularly in Australian orchestras, Alisha is currently Associate Principal Clarinet with The Metropolitan Orchestra and Principal Clarinet with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. These positions have involved many difficult and exposed solos that have received rave reviews, especially Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Kodaly's Dances of Galanta. She was Principal Clarinet for The English National Ballet's Australian Tour in Sydney in 2012. 
 
Alisha teaches from a private teaching studio and is passionate about ensuring the next generation of clarinet players receive the best possible instruction. Regular school workshops ensure that she reaches out to as many clarinet students as possible.
Email us:
doyle_andrew@hotmail.com
alishacoward@gmail.com

© Andrew and Alisha Doyle 2015