Dr Katy Abbott knows a thing or two about bringing something into being from nothing. An award-winning classical composer, Katy has had her pieces performed and broadcast all over the world and operates in a realm of creating masterful compositions from nebulous complexity. She holds an MMus and PhD in Composition, plus a Bachelor’s degree in Education, and is a Senior Lecturer in Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
'I’m the creative mind behind Dinner For Breakfast. I’m also founder, director, manager, and educator. They’re all hats I love to wear. My forays into music, education, and quests for knowledge were always intertwined. I’ve been composing music for decades, manage two businesses, and a mother to teens. It’s safe to say my life has always been a delicate balance of details – which I love!
Composing music has allowed me to give voice to those who don’t have one, or to whose voices have been suppressed. I, too, know the silent ache of always being the listener, having spent many years as a quiet observer on the periphery. To really listen is a gift, but I’ve learnt it has to be balanced by liberating the true voice within.
I’ve always been drawn to digging into the nitty gritty of everything. I started composing at the age of 27 from an inkling – from that point onward, it was how all my big projects started. My gift is in helping artists turn a wish for more into something exciting, realistic, sustainable and pursuable.
Now, with Dinner For Breakfast, my mission is to help you nurture your ideas from whispers to the stellar virtuosos you envision them to be. I seem to especially connect with people who need a good dose of courage, are on the introvert, empath and HSP scale'.