She holds a Master of Music in composition from Victoria University of Wellington, and a Bachelor of Music in composition and clarinet from the University of Auckland, from whence she also holds a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary).
Yvette’s performance experience encompasses classical (Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; New Zealand Opera), jazz (Brett’s New Internationals; the Frank E. Evans Band), folk (Doris; seisiuns and folk festivals throughout New Zealand), concert band (the Royal New Zealand Navy Band; the Band of the Wellington and Hawkes Bay Regiment), and free improvisation (Vitamin S).
Recent commissions include Walking Bach which was premiered by massed mandolin ensemble at the FAME (Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles) festival in Auckland, January 2011, and Felix the Cat: The Magic Bag, a short cartoon soundtrack for the APO Wind Quintet.
Yvette has also been thoroughly involved in projects by Auckland composition collective The Committee.
In March 2011 she presented the exceptionally well-attended Grooves Unspoken: Music by Yvette Audain in association with the Auckland Fringe Festival.
Yvette continues to have her music performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, for whom she has been an arranger since 2008.
In 2011 she is one of six composers selected for the APO’s Graduate Composer Workshop, with Eulogy (text: Olivia Macassey, 1994) for narrator and orchestra, which will receive its premiere in the May 11 Works With Words concert, as part of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. For more info :visit :visit http://sounz.org.nz/contributor/composer/1227 and http://apo-readersandwriters-audain.notlong.com/ or