Rohan is a saxophonist and music educator, currently completing a Master of Teaching (Sec) at the University of Melbourne. He has completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at Melbourne Polytechnic under the musical direction of Tony Hicks and Anton Delecca.
Rohan has a background in improvisation and traditional big band performance, concert bands and theatre groups. He has had many performance opportunities within jazz combos, R&B groups, a Balkan gypsy orchestra, funk and soul bands, and modern big bands. He currently performs professionally around Melbourne in concerts and shows publicly and for corporate events.
His passion for music has taken him across the globe, where he toured through the heart of Kyrgyzstan, performing local Kyrgyz and original music with a Turkish mission group. Through his fascination for this sound world, Rohan has discovered an affinity for the unconventional, exploring extended technique through composition and performance.
It is these sounds which influence his current projects: Tezat – a quartet exploring original compositions, eastern musics, modern jazz and improvisation textures; and The Laird Project - duo collaboration exploring a fusion of contemporary improvisation and classical art music, featuring new musics and re-imagined art music pushing beyond the boundaries of convention.