Festival Artists

Drawing upon major international and Australian ensembles, including the Lyrebird Trio, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras - our Festival Artists are some of the world’s leading musicians.

Jaan Pallandi is a multi-instrumentalist performer, composer and arranger from Sydney. He is currently a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra double bass section - a position he was awarded in 2016. He also regularly plays as a casual musician with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Beyond the orchestra, Jaan continually strives to widen his musical experience. He has a strong affinity for chamber music which has seen him play at the Four Winds Festival, with the Omega Ensemble, and the Vebrugghen Ensemble. He has performed early music with the Australian Haydn Ensemble, the Bach Akademie Australia, and Muffat Collective, contemporary music with the Sydney Chamber Opera, as a concerto soloist with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, and improvised experimental music at the Rouse Hill Psychadelia festival. As a teacher Jaan has worked for the Australian Youth Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra, and the Border Music Camp.

Away from the double bass, Jaan loves writing and arranging music, serves as a board member for Ensemble Apex, and has a keen interest in jazz piano.