Sam Nester


2Sam Nester graduated with a bachelor of music from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2007, furthering his studies and receiving first class honors from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2009. In 2010 he was awarded an Australian-American Fulbright Scholarship, enabling him to study trumpet performance with Mark Gould at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has recently graduated with a master of music degree. Nester is the recipient of grants from the Dame Joan Sutherland fund, PPCA, Ian Potter Cultural Trust and Australia Council ArtStart, and he holds a Fulbright Scholarship, Brian Boak developing artist award and numerous other awards and prizes to support his work and studies. Besides Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Nester holds positions with Arts Global and the Australian Music Foundation.