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Congratulations Chris Hale

Chris Hale
Aug 13, 2012 Updated Dec 7, 2012

Melbourne electric bass player Christopher Hale has picked up this year's Freedman Fellowship with a performance at the Sydney Opera House.

Hale was awarded a prize of $15,000 at the performance which included fellow finalists Evan Mannell (Sydney), Zac Hurren (Brisbane) and Jeremy Rose (Sydney).  The adjudicators on the night were David Theak, John Clare and Mike Nock.

Chris Hale plans to use his winnings to develop new instrumental practices for the bass guitar based on traditional Korean drumming techniques.  He plans to develop mentorship and performance collaborations with Sydney musician Simon Barker and Korean Kim Ju-Hong.

Photo courtesy of David Glazebrook 2012 ©
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Christopher Hale (born January 4, 1966 in Monrovia, California) is a former professional American football defensive back in the National Football League. Hale played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the USC Trojans. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 7th round (193rd overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft. He played four seasons for the Buffalo Bills.

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