Why I Chose Backun
"After being a Buffet player for the last 30 years I have been completely taken with the ease and evenness of response and the warm versatile tone of the Lumière. The key work design and attention to detail is second to none and I love the celebration of the wood used by Backun. It is a joy to play in any setting!"
After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in both jazz and classical studies, Craig studied in New York with performers including George Colman and Victor Morosco. He has led a busy professional performance career in the Australian music scene for the last 30 years as a freelance musician and has performed throughout Europe, Asia and America and locally with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, the English National Ballet, James Morrison and many others. Craig works regularly in the orchestra pit for many of Australia’s music theatre productions including, Frozen, The Book of Mormon, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Matilda, Aladdin, Beautiful, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Shrek, Love Never Dies, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, a Chorus Line, Jersey Boys, the Sound Of Music, Wicked and many more.
Craig is also a passionate private teacher and has conducted many ensembles around Sydney, including the Manly Campus ensembles for the past 26 years.