Lachlan Foster


Lachlan Foster is a local Blue Mountains resident. He is a young music composer, educator and conductor with experience leading ensembles of all sizes.

Lachlan is well-known to our organisation. In his earlier years, Lachlan was a member of Mountains Youth Band, performing with the band on French Horn. Lachlan studied with BMCB colleague and performer, Colin Mallen. He has casually conducted Blue Mountains Concert Band and Mountains Youth Band in the past.

Lachlan has strengths in many disciplines including composition, conducting, teaching musicology history and composition, stage management, public speaking and student assessment.

Lachlan has completed a Bachelor of Music (Composition) at the University of Sydney's Conservatorium of Music. His coursework included conducting and music direction, and his experience in this area ranges from complex chamber music to chorales. He was the featured composer and conductor for Konzertprojeckt's Light Qualities concert series during Vivid 2019 in Sydney.

He is currently a casual academic staff member at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, assisting Damian Barbeler in lecturing undergraduate students. Lachlan is also the Front of House supervisor and stage manager for concerts performed at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Lachlan specialises in chamber, opera and music theatre composition with several performances scheduled for 2024. He also has a penchant for storytelling and creative mind has led him to write young adult Sci-Fi, with the first of his three books due to be published in March, 2024.