Heathcliffe Auchinachie is a Sydney-based classical guitarist and teacher who has performed at City Recital Hall, recorded at Phoenix Central Park, and collaborated with some of the most respected performers and composers in Australia.
Heathcliffe began his classical guitar studies under Georg Mertens at the age of 10. He then went on to study with Dr. Vladimir Gorbach at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he obtained his Bachelor of Music and is currently undertaking his Master's degree.
Heathcliffe has performed in some of the most prestigous venues across Australia and has also performed abroad. In 2019 he performed solo at Sydney's City Recital, and in 2020 he performed at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.
Also an active chamber musician, Heathcliffe has performed with some of Australia's most respected performers. In 2020, he recorded a recital in collaboration with soprano Chloe Lankshear at Phoenix Central Park as part of their 'Behind Doors' series. Later that year he was invited by Sydney-based collective Sideband to feature on their new album, De Rerum Natura, which is now available on Spotify and Bandcamp. This album features newly composed works by Australian composer Peter McNamara.
Additionally, Heathcliffe has also premiered works by Brad Gill, Christine Pan, John Spence, and Shaun Premnath.
He has received tuition and masterclasses from some of the most highly respected performers in the world, such as Lorenzo Micheli, Tim Kain, Z.o.o guitar duo, Dene Olding and Irena Morozova (Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Goldner String Quartet), Martha Masters, and Carlo Marchione.
Heathcliffe is also a passionate pedagogue and has a studio in Neutral Bay, Sydney.
In his spare time, Heathcliffe has written articles for Limelight, Cut Common, classikON, and has also presented the Friday Jazz session program on 2MBS Fine Music Sydney.
In 2022, Heathcliffe is preparing to publish arrangements of music by Louis Couperin for the guitar, and will be recording works for guitar and vibraphone by Brad Gill. He is looking forward to giving solo recitals in Sydney throughout the rest of the year.