At the age of four, Lachlan Fife showed an innate aptitude for music by being able to quickly play on the piano music he had just heard. By the time he was a teenager, he had gone far beyond learning to play several instruments to the composition of original ideas. Never wanting pigeonhole himself to one genre, Lachlan’s eclectic tastes reach beyond classical composition and performance into Jazz, rock, pop, country, and devotional music.
When in his twenties Lachlan worked as a studio audio engineer/producer in Seattle, Washington, writing arrangements and accompaniments for local Seattle artists. Finally getting serious, Lachlan earned his Bachelors and Masters of Music from The Boston Conservatory where he studied with Larry Thomas Bell and Osvaldo Golijov. His first international recognition came in 2005 for his work “Medley Tipico,” commissioned by the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic for their South America tour. That same year he also won the Roger Session’s Memorial Award in Composition.
In 2007, he studied abroad in France at the prestigious Fontainbleau Conservitoire. Lachlan has since devoted himself to the education and outreach of music and the arts. Earning his Doctorate of Music from the University of Texas at Austin, he has over 10 years experience teaching one-on-one lessons in piano, composition, voice, guitar and in classroom settings teaching music theory, ear training, and singing.