Newcastle Bagpipers Australia, Phone: 0417 209 886
Quality Scottish Bagpipe Performance & Tuition
Hello and welcome!
Here at Newcastle Bagpipers we provide a high quality solo bagpipe performance to suit all occasions in the Newcastle and Hunter Regions of NSW.
Our services include;
Piper for Corporate Functions
Anzac day and Remembrance day services
Special Events Piper
Private Bagpipe Tuition
Playing the Great Highland Bagpipe Newcastle Bagpipers offer an authentic Scottish touch to your event. With over 8 years performance experience we understand how to make your event just that little extra special.
We service Newcastle, the Hunter Region, Lake Macquarie, Port Stevens, the Central Coast and all the way up to Port Macquarie.
Matt Gervasoni is the proprietor of the the business and provides the majority of the services Newcastle Bagpipers offers. He has a wealth of experience playing domestically and internationally and can exhibit a wide range of music. From very traditional tunes to more modern pieces and styles, Matt & Newcastle Bagpipers have the right music for you and your special event. If you need help with music selection shoot us an email on the link below and we will be happy to assist.
Matt also offers private bagpipe tuition ranging from beginners to well established players so if you're interested in learning the Great Highland Bagpipes or need help honing your skills feel free to contact him for a quote and to organize a time slot.
For a free quote, to book a professional solo player or to inquire about tuition contact us here!
Matt Gervasoni is the proprietor of Newcastle Bagpipers and at the age of twenty five he has already achieved a great deal in his career. A keen University student at the University of Newcastle he sought to share his love of Scottish music with the Newcastle and Hunter Regions.
Attaining his bagpipes at thirteen Matt couldn't get enough and music soon took over much of his life. It wasn't long before he was playing in solo and pipe band competitions.
On finishing school he sought success over-seas. He joined England's premier pipe band and played two seasons with them traveling to Ireland and Scotland.
On return to Australia he commenced his University studies and joined the Pipe Band Club Australia where he remains. The Pipe Band Club have now been undefeated in Australia since 2015. Matt is now also a proud member of the local City of Newcastle RSL pipes and drums.
His most notable achievements so far:
- Playing for the Prime Minister - Julia Gillard
- Playing for the Governor General of NSW - Marie Bashir and David Hurley
- Playing for the Scottish National Cricket Team Vs. West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground
- Playing in a sanitarium advertisement for up & go
- 5 World Pipe Band Championships - Highest Placing 6th, University of Bedfordshire Pipe Band
- 4 Australian Pipe Band Championships - Highest Placing 1st, The Pipe Band Club Australia (2014, 2016)
- European Pipe Band Championships - Placing 5th, University of Bedfordshire
- State solo champion
- Young Australasian piper of the year U 18's - Placing 3rd
- Numerous NSW State Pipe Band Championships - Highest placing 1st, The Pipe Band Club Australia
Other major competitions;
- 2 British Pipe Band Championships
- Scottish Pipe Band Championships
- New Zealand Pipe Band Championships
- Palmerston North Square Day - New Zealand
Matt has now competed and performed on the biggest stages in the pipe band world and for some of the most important people in Australia. You can be sure that you are getting the highest quality performance and presentation at your event or occasion.
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