Meet the Artists
Australian saxophonist Mary Osborn is currently based in Paris. Having completed a bachelors of music performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, a performance diploma and Masters of music at the Versailles Conservatoire and Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin, Mary is forming her career as a classical and contemporary performer, creator and teacher. Mary has won numerous awards at international music competitions, she has worked closely with many composers and premiered their works, and enjoys developing multi-disciplinary projects. She is currently studying chamber music at the Conservatoire de Paris with her saxophone quartet, Quatuor Loriot.
Nick studied jazz at Trinity College of Music in London but quickly branched out into other genres and has since been working with some of the world’s most well-known artists as a session musician and a touring band member (Laura Marling, Ethan Johns, Nick Mulvey, Tom Jones, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Seth Lakeman, Ramin Karimloo) whilst keeping a keen hand in London’s rich and diverse jazz scene. He has also recently moved into roles as MD, string arranging and production.
Izzie Yardley is an alternative indie-folk artist who started circling the British live scene a few years ago, after experimenting with a series of alternative jobs that ranged from chocolatier to immersive theatre. Welcomed by Folk and Americana communities alike, though as music is released we’ll be seeing more of the Classical and Jazz inspiration from her childhood. Debut singles last year brought support from the likes of BBC Introducing and Fresh On The Net, and although delayed by the chaos of 2020 more material is on its way.
James Nguyen is an Australian artist and filmmaker based in Melbourne. He has been commissioned by institutions such as the Australian War Memorial, the Museum of Contemporary Art for the National 2019, and others. A past recipient of the Maddocks Art prize and the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, James has had the opportunity to develop projects and work collaboratively on experimental documentary, research and curatorial exchanges in NYC, Europe and the Asia Pacific.
Danica Hobden is a graduate and current student of the Sydney Conservatorium, having completed a Bmus (Music Studies) in Classical Guitar, before continuing her studies with a Bachelor of Jazz Performance. Following a keen interest in language learning (musical and otherwise), she completed 3 semesters of study at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen in Germany, under the tutelage of Andreas Wahl and Jens Wagner from 2019-2021. Danica is currently working on various personal projects such as recording, gigging and composing for modern jazz ensemble Limbless; performing with Celtic Rock band Bread and Seaweed and New Music duo dnka and zil as well as anything else that comes her way.