Eugene Ughetti is a percussionist, composer, conductor and is currently the artistic director of Speak Percussion. His professional experience is diverse but his particular focus is new chamber music and hybrid-arts collaboration.
Eugene regularly performs throughout Europe, Asia, North America and Australia with a wide variety of artists and in many contexts. He has appeared as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony, the Victorian College of the Arts Orchestras and the Australian Ballet in a composition he also composed. In 1998 he was an ABC Young Composer and ABC Young Artist.
Eugene has instigated numerous International arts projects involving Australian chamber music, cross-arts collaboration, commissioning International artists and taking other Australian artists overseas. He has commissioned over 70 new compositions and has undertaken professional collaborations with choreographers, animators, dancers, installation artists, actors, instrument builders, artistic director’s and has commissioned over forty new solo and ensemble works. This experience includes solo and group work in premiere arts festivals, educational residencies and independent projects.