Lead Carillonist

 Lyn Fuller Lyn Fuller

Lyn has a special interest in presenting music by Australian composers both here and overseas. She has performed in Barcelona, Springfield Illinois, Ottawa, Cobh, Mechelen, Ypres, St. Louis, Iowa, and at universities in Barcelona, Sydney, Ann Arbor and Groningen. She teaches all the current students, preparing them for their external assessments.

Senior Carillonists

Thomas Laue Thomas Laue

Thomas received 3rd prize at the Queen Fabiola International Carillon Competition, becoming the first Australian laureate of this in 2014. He is honoured to have worked with many internationally acclaimed composers and performers - but is also proud of his work with Indigenous Australians and school students.

Astrid Bowler Astrid Bowler

Astrid majored in music at Sydney University and is Canberra’s longest serving carillonist, beginning her studies with John Gordon in 1984. Astrid has attended carillon congresses in Europe and the US and has performed in the UK, Lithuania and Belgium. She is also organist at two Canberra Churches.

Peter Bray Peter Bray

Peter began learning carillon in 2013 and has been a qualified performing carillonist since 2018. Last year, at age nineteen, he was a finalist in the Queen Fabiola International Carillon Competition in Mechelen, Belgium. Peter is currently studying a Bachelor of Music and Asian Studies at the Australian National University.

Canberra Carillonists

Leonard Weiss Leonard Weiss

Leonard is a conductor working between Australia and the USA, where he is studying with maestro Marin Alsop. As a carillonist he has toured Belgium, Germany, Denmark and the USA and has performed regular concerts on the National Carillon. Leonard was the ACT Finalist for 2016 Young Australian of the Year.

Anna Wong Anna Wong

Anna commenced carillon studies in 2013, performing at the World Carillon Congress in Belgium in 2014, and the Canberra International Music Festival in 2015 and 2016. Anna performs regularly in Canberra and enjoys arranging music for the National Carillon.

Harrison Whalan Harrison Whalan

Assessed by two international maestros in 2018, Harrison graduated to become the youngest qualified carillonist in the world. He arranges and performs carillon music whilst continuing to study with Lyn. He plays, and writes for, several different instruments and is studying music at the Australian National University.

Student Carillonists

Julie Wright Julie Wright

Julie is a Music Educator and registered Music Therapist. As a multi-instrumentalist, Julie is enjoying the physical and mental challenges that she is encountering as a student of the National Carillon.

Vikki Jacobsen Vikki Jacobsen

Vikki has a lifelong love of music, having studied music history and saxophone at Melbourne University, taught music privately, and played professionally in dance/big bands for many years. Having driven past the Carillon for years, she only commenced studying with Lyn Fuller in late 2017.

Kriti Mahajan Kriti Mahajan

Kriti has been playing the carillon since 2013, studying with Lyn and Thomas. She enjoys regularly practising the instrument to develop her technique and loves playing in concerts for the public to hear.

Grace Chan Grace Chan

Grace travels to Canberra each week to study with Lyn. She is a PhD candidate, having received a scholarship to study at Sydney Conservatorium. Her research focus is Australian pipe organ, harmonium and carillon culture. Besides studying at the National Carillon, she performs on various heritage pipe organs in Sydney.

EOI for new students

In 2017 the National Capital Authority called for Expressions of Interest for new students to learn to play the National Carillon. The video below was created to promote this opportunity. Two new students were selected to be part of this program.