Writers


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Hayden Dun

Hayden Dun is a Melbourne based writer, pianist, composer, teacher and producer. His music has been performed live by Ensemble Phorminx in Germany, the Canberra Youth Symphony Orchestra, and by Melbourne-based ensemble Plexus. Hayden specialises in composing for music theatre, and his latest productions include Stick And Stones, Metamorphosis, Melbourne Comedy Festival show Heart Thy Neighbour, and Melbourne Comedy Festival musical Jamie And The ATAR.

With an AMusA in piano and Bachelor of Music Composition from Monash University, Hayden has received numerous awards and selections including The Elizabeth Stainkamph Memorial Prize, The ASME Young Composer Award (Victoria), and a selection for Top Class and Top Acts in 2013. Hayden is one of the pianists in Impromptunes - a professional improvised musical comedy troupe, and has performed on radio on numerous occasions including for North West FM and 103.5FM.


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Natasha Pearson

Natasha Pearson is a Melbourne based composer/songwriter with a Bachelor of Music Composition from Monash University. Her works have featured in new musicals and chamber ensemble concerts both locally and internationally, including Ensemble Goldentree, Grainger Wind Symphony, Ensemble Phorminx and Melbourne's own PLEXUS.

Natasha has a strong backing in both the jazz and classical genres, taking classes at tertiary institutions since the age of 13. At the heart of her work is a passion for story, melody, and a love of sunlight and beauty. Natasha’s debut album New Leaf was released in 2016.