Lachlan Skipworth completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Western Australia and a Master of Music (Composition) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he studied with Roger Smalley and Anne Boyd respectively. He is also active as a shakuhachi performer, having spent two and a half years in Japan studying with revered master Yokoyama Katsuya and Kakizakai Kaoru. His works have been performed by leading Australian ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Fellows, The Song Company, Chronology Arts, Karak Percussion, Sydney Camerata, with whom he often appeared as a guest conductor. He has received commissions from Sydney Chamber Choir, Cambpelltown Arts Centre and the Australian Shakuhachi Society, and has been composer-in-residence with the Japanese traditional instrument ensemble Aura-J. His works have been performed as part of the 2010 ISCM World New Music Days, and he was a featured composer at the 2008 World Shakuhachi Festival. Skipworth's music has been broadcast nationally on ABC Classic FM and he has written several articles for Resonate, the online magazine of the Australian Music Centre. He has recently travelled to Freiburg, Germany, where he will undertake a semester of study with Prof. Jorg Widmann at the Freiburg Hochschule fur Musik.