Internationally recognized as an elite performer and teacher, Associate Professor Don Immel has a singularly diverse performance background that includes dozens of world premiere performances, two jazz-based solo releases of his own compositions, six years as principal trombonist with the Danish Philharmonic, and substantial work as a chamber musician.
His critically acclaimed project Three was launched in 2012 with MCM colleagues Joel Brennan and Ken Murray as an artistic vehicle to commission, record and perform new music on the local, national and international stage. To date, Three has commissioned and/or premiered over 30 works, many of which can be heard on recent releases: Midnight Songs (Tall Poppies Records, TP237), Return Journey (ABC Classics), Despite Our Silent Elders (Lyrebird Productions). Voodoo Sonnets (Lyrebird Productions) is set to be released in early 2021.
Don currently serves as Associate Director (Performances) for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.