Unley Symphony Orchestra - Soloists

Unley Symphony Orchestra

The following are some of the soloists who have performed with the Unley Symphony Orchestra. The CV's were accurate at the time of each soloists performance.

Leah Stephenson - Basson
Marianna Grynchuk - Piano
Brooke Window - Soprano
Mitchell Berick - Clarinet
Kenan Henderson - Piano
Jennifer Bird - Flute
Charles Klein - Oboe
Jillian Visser - Cello
Sebastian Mansell - Cello
Aiden Sullivan - Viola
Thomas Marlin - Cello
Sean Renaud - Double Bass
Lachlan Bramble - Violin
David Moran - Horn
Sarah Barrett - Horn
Kelsey Robinson - Flute
Andrew Baird - Flute
Joshua Oates - Oboe
Kenan Henderson - Piano
Johanna Ng - Piano
Pei-Jee Ng - Cello
Ewen Bramble - Cello
Lachlan Bramble - Violin
Patrick Newson - Horn
Nicole John - Horn
David Clark - Horn
Kerry Hewett - Horn
Julia Maly - Violin
Charise Altmann - Clarinet
Rachel Tolmie - Cor Anglais
Imants Larsens - Violin
Peter Handsworth - Clarinet
Oliver Nelson - Violin
Massimo Folliero - Piano
Gabriel Schwabe - Cello
Charise Altmann - Clarinet
Amanda Lovelock - Clarinet
Daniel Ciurleo - Guitar
Nadia Buck - Violin
Gunars Larsens - Violin
Bryan Griffiths - French Horn
Ewen Bramble - Cello
Sarah Jane Pattichis - Soprano
Peter Goers - Narration
Anna Coleman and Nicolas Storrie - Clarinet
Natalie Clein - Cello
Carolyn Lam - Violin
Sheila McCarthy - Mezzo Soprano
Imants Larsens and Gunars Larsens - Viola and Violin
The Corinthian Singers of Adelaide - Choir
Melanie Radke - Violin
Yuh T'sun Wu - Piano
Hayley Radke - Flute
Imants Larsens - Violin
Janis Laurs - Cello
Prue Hompas - Soprano
Emily Fowles - Bassoon
Paul Zabrowarny - Cello
Louise Nowland - Clarinet
Philip Hall - French Horn
Philip Paine - French Horn
Mark Smith - Trumpet
Jonathan Webb - Cello
Fiona Lines - Flute

Leah Stephenson

Concert - 17th Sep 2019

Leah Stephenson has been a member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra bassoon section since 2001. From an early age, she learnt recorder, flute and piano, and knew she wanted to pursue a career in music. Fortuitously, Leah discovered a bassoon gathering dust in the cupboard of the music department at her high school. She went on to gain her Bachelor of Music with Distinction in 1992, studying with bassoonist Peter Musson at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She then studied at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Kam Shui, Solo Bassoonist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Leah was a member of the Jeunesses Musicales World Youth Orchestra in 1994 and 1995, touring Canada and Europe with them. In 1995 Leah began studies at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in Germany with Professor Karl-Otto Hartmann graduating with an "Aufbaustudium" (Masters degree in Performance) with distinction in 1998. During this time Leah held a contract with the Gera State Theatre Orchestra and worked with numerous orchestras including the Freiburg Philharmonic. While in Germany Leah also completed a two-year course in Dispokinesis - the study of musicians' movement and postural disposition as a tool in diagnosing and treating problems with pain, performance anxiety, breathing disorders, and practice and performance efficiency. In 2004 Leah was awarded a grant to travel to Banff, Canada to participate in a three-month Musicians in Residence program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. In 2018, she attended the International Double Reed Society Conference in Granada, Spain. In addition to her busy orchestral career, Leah enjoys teaching bassoon and performing chamber music.

Marianna Grynchuk

Concert - 11th Aug 2019

Marianna Grynchuk is an Australian pianist of Ukrainian origin. Born into a musical family she began her musical studies with her mother at age 4. The family migrated to Australia when she was 8, where she continued her studies with acclaimed pedagogue Eleonora Sivan (of the Leningrad Conservatory) and her associate, Gabriella Smart (M.Mus). On completing her Bachelor at Elder Conservatorium, Marianna pursued postgraduate studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve in Switzerland, studying with renowned pianists, professors Fabrizio Chiovetta and Paul Coker. Marianna made her recital debut at age 11 and has since frequently played in Adelaide's leading venues. She has performed solo in prestigious festivals around Australia - the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival (Victoria), Adelaide Fringe Festival, Soundstream New Music Festival (South Australia) and the Montville Young Musicians' Festival (Queensland). Marianna has also given solo performances in Russia, USA, Italy, Ukraine and Switzerland. A recipient of scholarships and grants from the Geneva Conservatory, Recitals Australia, Elder Conservatorium, New York Keyboard Institute and Festival, Helpmann and the PPCA of Australia, she has received the prize for the most promising pianist in South Australia seven times and was the winner of the 5MBS South Australian Young Performer of the Year in both 2012 and 2014. Marianna was also awarded the 2014 Adelaide Critics' Circle Emerging Artist Award. Her debut CD "Travels" was recorded in 2015 for Sheva Collection in Italy. This year saw the release of her second solo CD for Sheva, with sonatas by Mozart, Liszt and Scriabin.

Brooke Window

Concert - 5th May 2019

Brooke Window graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide in 2013. She studied under the guidance of Guila Tiver and was awarded the George Boland Scholarship upon completion of her studies. This scholarship enabled Brooke to undertake further vocal tuition in Europe in 2013 by attending the Dartington International Summer School in the advanced vocal classes with Dame Emma Kirkby and Nicholas Clapton. She also studied privately with Andreas Scholl, Sheila Barnes and Dame Emma Kirkby. Brooke has a passion for choral singing and has been a member of the Adelaide Chamber Singerssince 2013. Brooke toured internationally with ACS to the 2013 Choir of the World Competition in Llangollen, Wales and to the Polyfolia Festival in Normandy, France in 2014. She regularly performs as a guest artist with a number of Adelaide's ensembles, some of which have included Graduate Singers, Adelaide Concert Collective, Kapelle Singers, Corinthian Singers, Fleurieu Singers and the Elder Conservatorium Chorale. Brooke has recently joined the State Opera of South Australia chorus and will be performing in Carmen and Madama Butterfly in 2019.

Mitchell Berick

Concert - 21st November 2018

Mitch began playing the clarinet at the age of eight in his childhood home of Newcastle, NSW. He attended Newcastle Conservatorium where he graduated with first class honours and the University Medal after studying with Frank Celata from the Sydney Symphony and Margery Smith. Mitch then travelled to London to take up a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Mark Van der Weil of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Nicholas Rodwell of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He also had bass clarinet lessons with Richard Addison of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra during his time there. Upon returning to Australia Mitch undertook further study at the Australian National Academy of Music with David Thomas from the Melbourne Symphony and subsequently took up the position of Principal Bass Clarinet with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in August, 2010. Mitch has performed as guest Principal Clarinet with the Australian Chamber Orchestra on a number of occasions and has also been guest Principal Clarinet with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Mitch has also performed extensively with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Mitch has a strong interest in all types of performance and as such has performed chamber music at many venues throughout Australia including Melbourne's Melba Hall, Adelaide's Elder Hall and live for ABC Classic FM. Mitch also made his concerto debut with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2014.

Kenan Henderson

Concert - 12th August 2018

Kenan Henderson is an Adelaide-based pianist and graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music. An award-winning artist, Kenan is the recipient of notable awards and prizes presented by the Adelaide Festival, Helpmann Academy and Recitals Australia among others. With a focus on chamber music performance, Kenan regularly performs with members of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Benaud Trio and with former members of the Australian String Quartet among others. With a strong passion for the arts, Kenan has worked as Artistic Administrator with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and enjoys producing and presenting multi-faceted concerts that combine written word with musical performance, inviting new audiences to experience and enjoy the history and profound artistry within the world of Classical music. In addition to his musical career, Kenan is currently developing a career in architecture with ongoing postgraduate studies at the University of South Australia.

Jennifer Bird

Concert - 6th May 2018

Jennifer Bird is an Adelaide based flautist who completed her Master of Music (Performance Studies) in 2016 at the University of Adelaide where she studied under Elizabeth Koch. Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne and the Malmo Academy of Music in Sweden. Jennifer has performed as principal flute of various orchestras, such as the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Malmo Academy of Music Orchestra and The Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra and has been principal flute of the Unley Symphony Orchestra since 2015. She performs regularly in various chamber and solo concerts in and around Adelaide, such as the Recital Australia's 'Lunch Hour Series' and 'Tuesdays on Flinders' recital series and is a founding member of local chamber group, The Eyre Duo. Jennifer has also had the privilege to record and perform several works by Peter Webb over the past couple of years, including his Sonata for Flute and Piano and Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano.

Charles Klein

Concert - 15th November 2017

Thank you to all the wonderful musicians of the USO, their conductor Peter Webb, and its faithful audience, for making this improbable dream a reality for me. Improbable? I was 22 when I stood up on a park bench in Brussels and realised that music performance was going to be a big part of the rest of my life. A violin came my way, and I found a brilliant teacher, Claire Bourdet, a student of no less than Igor Oistrakh, who promptly warned me that as I was an adult learner she would be brutally honest with me, and that lessons would cease the moment I reached the inevitable impasse. I set about learning for a second time to read the notes, and to hold the bow. The impasse never arrived. Along the way I found an oboe, whilst helping my mother move from our family home in NSW. I left the violin, and Brussels behind, starting the oboe at age 30 under the guidance of Grant Dickson, Celia Craig, Peter Duggan, and Renae Stavely - the entire wonderful oboe section of our ASO! Today I am a PhD candidate in classical oboe performance at the Elder Conservatorium, seeking to make the oboe truly sing.

Jillian Visser

Concert - 6th August 2017

Jillian moved to Adelaide at the start of 2011 to undertake her Bachelor of Music Performance at the Elder Conservatorium, studying under teachers including Janis Laurs, Ewen Bramble and Sharon Draper. Jill currently freelances around Adelaide, teaching cello privately and in a number of schools. She also plays regularly with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Art Orchestra. When not playing cello or teaching, Jill enjoys spending time with a cup of coffee in hand (or let's be honest, sometimes the cello and coffee happen at the same time). Outside of this, she is also a sunflower growing, macaron baking, bushwalking, dog-loving, road-trip loving person.

Sebastian Mansell

Concert - 6th August 2017

Sebastian Mansell graduated from the Elder Conservatorium in 2016 with First Class Honours. His principal teachers were Janis Laurs and Sharon Draper, and he was a recipient of the Eugene Alderman Prize for cello and the EMR Travel Scholarship, the latter of which allowed him to attend classes in Germany and the UK with cellists such as David Geringas, Rebecca Gilliver, Pei-Jee Ng and David Watkin. Sebastian performs regularly around Adelaide as cellist in the Baudin Trio, with whom he just performed at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville.

Aiden Sullivan

Concert - 3rd May 2017

Aiden is currently in his third year studying a Bachelor of Music at Adelaide University. He has been playing viola for 13 years and studied with Keith Crellin and currently with Stephen King. Aiden has been a member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra (2010 - 2015), AdYO String Quartet (2013 - 2015) and the Elder Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber Orchestras (2015 - 2017). Over the past four years Aiden has participated in many Australian Youth Orchestra programs including Young Symphonists, where he held a Principal position (2013), National Music Camp, where he held an Associate Principal position (2013, 2015 and 2017) and the Advanced Chamber Music program as part of the 2015 National Music Camp. In 2016, Aiden spent a month touring China with the Australian International Opera Company, performed as a casual player with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and won equal first place in the Recitals Australia Lunch Time Series finals. This year Aiden will be performing in both the February and July seasons of the Australian Youth Orchestra, with concerts in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne under the baton of Andrew Gourlay and Nigel Westlake. More recently he has performed in the Adelaide Art Orchestra in collaboration with the State Opera and has also progressed into the second round of auditions for the Australian Chamber Orchestra's Emerging Artists' Program for 2018.

Thomas Marlin

Concert - 16th November 2016

Originally from Adelaide, London-based Thomas Marlin's performance portfolio encompasses three continents and includes concerti, recitals, chamber music & orchestral playing. In 2015, he joined the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle as a guest member, and performed Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto with the Janus Ensemble (of which he is principal cellist). This year has included recitals in Germany, a recital for the Elgar Society, opera tours in Italy, chamber music in Melbourne, and working with world-renowned composer/pianist Thomas Adès at the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Initially branching out beyond classical music through jazz and elements of Indian music, Thomas now regularly performs & workshops music from a wide variety of styles & cultures including Armenian folk music and Islamic-inspired improvisation. He works regularly with numerous pop artists in the UK, and in late 2015 joined the pop/gypsy/improv-based fusion string group Momento, who will release their debut album this Christmas. Thomas is an alumnus of the Universities of Adelaide, Tasmania, & Singapore & the Australian National Academy of Music, & holds a Masters with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London). His principal teachers were Janis Laurs, Christian Wojtowicz, Li Wei Qin & Louise Hopkins.

Sean Renaud

Concert - 7th August 2016

Sean Renaud is a professional bassist and music educator from Denver, Colorado in the United States. He has performed professionally in a wide variety of music styles and venues. Classically, he has performed in the bass section of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and as the principal bassist in the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra. He has performed professionally in the pit orchestra in an extensive number of musical theatre productions, including Shrek the Musical, Chicago, Rent, West Side Story, Hairspray and Legally Blonde. Locally, Sean is on the casual double bass roster for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and performs with the corporate cover band McKenzie. As an educator, Sean Renaud has taught private lessons on the double bass since 2009. His students have gone on to audition successfully for prestigious youth orchestras and performing arts schools in the US. Sean has provided expert instruction to jazz bands, concert bands, orchestras and choirs, and continued to teach strings classes in Miami until 2014. In Adelaide Sean works with the South Australian Music Camp as the Senior Double Bass Tutor and maintains a private studio of upright and electric bass, cello and voice students. Sean Renaud received a Master's Degree in Musical Instrument Performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and a Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

Lachlan Bramble

Concert - 4th May 2016

Lachlan commenced learning the violin from his mother. He went on to study music at the University of Melbourne under Mark Mogilevsky & continued with Barbara-Jane Gilby at the Australian National University gaining a Masters degree in Music Performance. He has taken lessons in Europe with Lydia Mordkovitch, Howard Davis, Dora Schwarzberg, Peter Sheppard-Skaerved & has performed in masterclasses with Cho-Liang Lin & Regis Pasquier. Lachlan was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra 2001-2005 performing as concertmaster in 2005 before being appointed Associate Principal 2nd Violin of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2007, where he has also performed as Acting Concertmaster. Lachlan has been a guest with the Melbourne & Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria & the Australian String Quartet. He is also violinist with the Benaud Trio. An active & passionate educator, Lachlan has tutored violins of the Australian & Adelaide Youth Orchestras & at many National Music Camps. He has tutored at the Chamber Music Summer School, was Director of the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra 2011-2015 & was founding Music Director of the inaugural Adelaide Chamber Music School in 2015. Lachlan also teaches violin privately.

David Moran

Concert - 18th November 2015

David is currently enrolled in Honours at the Elder Conservatorium where he studies cello under Janis Laurs and Rachel Johnston. David was awarded a Director's Award for outstanding achievement in 2014 and 2015, and received a Helpmann Award in 2014. He is currently the Australian Youth Orchestra's principal cellist and has taken part in all programs offered by the AYO this year, including the prestigious AYO Chamber Players, both seasons of AYO and the TSO and AYO Concert. In April 2015, as part of the AYO Chamber Players program, he performed in the Musica Viva Festival in Sydney, and received a week of intensive masterclasses with prestigious German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. As part of AYO's Momentum Ensemble initiative, David performed in a concert alongside members of the Australian World Orchestra, conducted by Simon Rattle and participated in the Momentum Ensemble's Australian tour with under conductor Ariel Zuckermann. David will continue his association with the AYO in 2016, participating in their International Tour to Europe and China. An avid supporter of new music, David has performed with Adelaide's Soundstream ensemble with visiting international composers in 2012 and 2013, and has recorded a number of new works by composition students at the Conservatorium.

Sarah Barrett

Concert - 9th August 2015

Sarah took up the horn at an early age having always had a passion for brass instruments. She studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music completing a Bachelor of Music Performance in 1998. Sarah currently holds the position of associate principal horn in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2000. In 2002 she undertook an exchange playing for a year in the Sinfonie Orchester St Gallen in Switzerland. She has also performed with most of the other Australian symphony orchestras. As well as orchestral playing Sarah has played recitals and appeared as soloist many times including as a featured artist at the International Horn Symposium in Brisbane. Sarah enjoys playing chamber music in various combinations, and has a busy teaching schedule teaching at the Elder Conservatorium and in several schools.

Kelsey Robinson

Concert - 6th May 2015

Kelsey Robinson, originally from Ballarat in Victoria, is a third year Bachelor of Music student studying with Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch OAM at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Kelsey has held Principal Flute positions in the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Wind Orchestra. In 2014, Kelsey won the Adelaide Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition and was granted the opportunity to play the Australian premiere of Hisatada Otaka's Concerto for Flute with the orchestra in March 2015. Kelsey is also a reserve for the Australian Youth Orchestra's 2015 season.

Andrew Baird

Concert - 6th May 2015

Andrew is completing a Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Associate Professor Elizabeth Koch OAM. His scholarship achievements include entry into Marryatville High School's Special Interest Music Program (2008), Secondary School and Tertiary Colin Oliver Music Scholarship (2010-13), and the Junior and Senior St. Peters Rotary Music Award in 2009 and 2011 respectively. Andrew was selected in national auditions for National Music Camp, held in Canberra, in 2014. Andrew currently holds the Principal Piccolo position in the Elder Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra. and was previously Principal Flute in the Elder Conservatorium of Music Wind Orchestra, the Adelaide Wind Orchestra and Adelaide Youth Orchestra.

Joshua Oates

Concert - 19th November 2014

Joshua Oates completed his B.Mus Performance in 2013 winning the Helpmann Academy Foundation award for finishing one of the top two performance students. This year, Joshua will complete honours in Oboe at the Elder Conservatorium with ASO Principal Oboe, Celia Craig after beginning his studies with Peter Duggan. Joshua has played as a casual freelance oboist in many Adelaide ensembles including the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Art Orchestra, also being invited to be the inaugural Principal Oboe of the Adelaide Wind Orchestra in 2012. He had his debut as a concerto artist with AdYO in September 2013. Joshua has been a Recitals Australia finalist for his Lunch Time Recital along with winning first prize in the John Davis Awards and the Gabor Reeves Woodwind Medallion for excellence in performance, and placing equal second in the Australasian Double Reed Society's 2013 competition. Other awards include Conservatorium Directors Awards and the Jiri Tancibudek Scholarship for Oboe. During mid-year break this year Joshua undertook a solo study trip on the EMR scholarship to Europe studying with teachers such as Jonathan Kelley, Gordon Hunt, Nick Deutsch, Emily Pailthorpe, Christine Pendril along with many others, also attending 2014's Dartington International Summer School to study with Nicholas Daniel.

Kenan Henderson

Concert - 3rd August 2014

Kenan Henderson is a recent graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music where he studied classical piano with Lucinda Collins, graduating with First Class Honours. Kenan has been the recipient of many awards and prizes including the inaugural 2013 Peter Schodde Memorial Scholarship, presented by Recitals Australia and the Helpmann Academy. He was also nominated for the prestigious Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Award: the sole candidate from the University of Adelaide. Kenan also received the City of Adelaide Award at the inaugural Helpmann Academy Classical Music Awards and was First Prize winner at the 2011 Autumn Lunch Hour Final for Recitals Australia's Lunch Hour Series. Kenan has recently performed with the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and was also recently invited as a guest artist for the Friends of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Kenan has also performed with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra under conductor Keith Crellin as well as recent performances with members of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Benaud Trio, the Ensemble Adelaide String Quartet and with founding members of the Australian String Quartet among others.

Johanna Ng

Concert - 3rd August 2014

Johanna is a talented multi instrumentalist, performing and teaching both piano and violin. She began lessons at age 7 in her hometown of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia before moving to Adelaide in 2007 to study at the Elder Conservatorium on full scholarship with Monika Laczofy and then Lucinda Collins. Johanna graduated with First Class Honours in 2012, receiving the Helpmann Academy Macquarie Award, recognizing her as one of South Australia's most outstanding music graduates. During her studies she also received two Elder Conservatorium Director's Awards for outstanding achievement in Performance. Johanna made her Adelaide Fringe Festival debut in 2011 with the award winning cabaret hit Pirate Rhapsody, Mermaid's Requiem. As a violinist, Johanna is a regular fixture in the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and attended the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute in 2013 and the Ironwood Winter School in 2014 with her ensemble, Quartet Thunda. In her spare time Johanna enjoys bike rides, dancing and pampering her cat Waverley.

Pei-Jee Ng

Concert - 6th April 2014

Pei-Jee Ng was born in Sydney and grew up in Adelaide studying at the Elder Conservatorium with Janis Laurs and Barbara Yelland. In 2001 he was Symphony Australia's Young Performer of the Year and in 2003 entered the Royal Northern College of Music on a full scholarship, where he studied with Ralph Kirshbaum, graduating with distinction. In 2008 he was selected for representation by Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT) and Melba Recordings released his debut CD featuring works by Chopin and acclaimed Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Passionate about contemporary music, Pei-Jee and his twin brother Pei-Sian, also a cellist, have commissioned new works for two cellos and premiered these works in both Australia and Asia. Described by the Financial Times in 2009 as one of those rare musicians who makes you unaware of technique - and eager to hear again, Pei-Jee Ng has performed widely as a soloist and chamber recitalist in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Ewen Bramble

Concert - 6th April 2014

Ewen is well known to Adelaide audiences as Associate Principal Cello of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and to music lovers nationwide as Cellist of the Benaud Trio, winners of the Piano Trio Prize at the 2005 Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition. He has made recital appearances at the Port Fairy Chamber Music Festival, the 2010 Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Schumann Festival, the 2011 Adelaide International Cello Festival and more recently Ewen made his concerto debut as soloist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He has also lectured in Chamber Music and Cello at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Ewen's instrument is the Cello from the 2011 Adelaide International Cello Festival.

Lachlan Bramble

Concert - 6th April 2014

Lachlan learnt the violin from his mother before further study with Mark Mogilevsky and Barbara-Jane Gilby. He has also taken lessons in Europe with Lydia Mordkovitch, Howard Davis, Dora Schwarzberg and Peter Sheppard-Skaerved. Lachlan is currently Associate Principal Second Violin of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and violinist with the Benaud Trio. In his spare time he directs the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and plays indoor cricket on Monday nights with 'The Full Tossers'.

Patrick Newson - 1st Horn

Concert - 20th November 2013

Patrick is currently studying a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, where he learns from Philip Paine and Sarah Barrett. Patrick has been a member of the USO, Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra since 2010.

Nicole John - 2nd Horn

Concert - 20th November 2013

Nicole returned to university to study horn in 2010 after a 10 year break from playing, completing her Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours in 2012. Since then she has performed with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with Adelaide Art Orchestra and Adelaide Wind Orchestra.

David Clark - 3rd Horn

Concert - 20th November 2013

David has been a member of the Unley Symphony Orchestra since the mid-90's. As a music teacher with the SA Department of Education and Child Development Instrumental Music Service, David is proud to be providing the same opportunities to learn music that he experienced as a student.

Kerry Hewett - 4th Horn

Concert - 20th November 2013

Born in Hobart, Kerry completed a Bachelor of Music in1982 at the University of Tasmania. Kerry has been a staff member with the SA Department of Education and Child Development Instrumental Music Service since 1987 and has directed the IMS Primary Schools Wind Ensemble for the past 20 years.

Julia Maly

Concert - 11th August 2013

Born in Austria, Julia started playing the violin, age 7. After preparatory studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Geise she attended the Yehudi Menuhin School in Great Britain on full scholarship from 1996 - 2001 at Lord Menuhin's personal request. Following this, Julia studied with Prof. Helmut Zehetmair at the Mozarteum University, completing her Bachelor degree with High Distinction. From 2006 - 2008 she worked with the renowned soloist Thomas Zehetmair in Graz. Julia has played solo concerts in Europe with the Viennese Chamber Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Czech Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Sandor Vegh, Ola Rudner and Dennis Russell Davies. She has taken part in music festivals in Austria, Great Britain and Switzerland, notably the Menuhin Festival Gstaad and the Gmundner Festwochen, performing the Austrian premiere of Michal Nyman's violin concerto with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. Notable chamber music performances include her first Wigmore Hall appearance with her string quartet at the age of 17, and later, quartet tours with Markus Wolf, concertmaster of the Bavarian State Opera Orchestra. Julia has performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Camerata Salzburg and the OENM (Austria's leading ensemble for contemporary music). Julia has lived in Australia since 2009 and is currently teaching at Wilderness and St. Peters College, and working freelance with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Art Orchestra and the Amicus Strings.

Charise Altmann

Concert - 8th May 2013

Charise gained honours in her Bachelor of Music (Classical Clarinet Performance) degree from the Elder Conservatorium of Music in early 2013 studying under the direction of highly praised clarinettist, Peter Handsworth. Charise has spent time being Principal clarinettist with the CoOpera Company, Adelaide Youth Orchestra, the Elder Conservatorium Symphony, Wind and Chamber Orchestras, as well as the newly formed Adelaide Wind Orchestra. Highlights of her career so far include being the inaugural winner of the Elizabeth Matthews Prize for an outstanding woodwind student in 2008, receiving the Selbourne Moutray Russell scholarship in 2010 and winning the Director's Award from the Conservatorium for her work toward her studies and large ensembles in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Charise has appeared as a soloist with the Unley Symphony Orchestra in 2011 and with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra in 2012. She performs regularly at locations around South Australia, both as a soloist, and in the clarinet chamber ensemble Eclectica Trio of which she is a founding member.

Rachel Tolmie

Concert - 5th November 2012

Rachel started playing the oboe at ten years of age and the cor anglais at twelve. In primary school, she played in the Sydney North Youth Orchestra and on entering the Conservatorium High School, she played in the Conservatorium High School Orchestra and the Sydney Youth Orchestra. During her under-graduate years at the Sydney Conservatorium and for many years afterwards Rachel was the Principal Oboist of the East-West Philharmonic Orchestra. On successful completion of her Fellowship in Music Diploma, awarded by the AMEB, Rachel travelled to England and completed, with Distinction, a Post-Graduate Diploma at the Royal College of Music, London, specialising in Solo and Chamber Music Performance. On her return to Sydney, Rachel started recording her first CD with the brilliant pianist John Martin. John and Rachel continue to perform regularly together and have released four CDs. They also have an album on iTunes and CD Baby called 'Rachel and John'. In 2006, Rachel wrote a book titled An Introduction to the Cor anglais and Oboe which is published by Wirripang Publications. In 2008, Rachel recorded a solo album with the Bourbaki Ensemble, conducted by David Angell. In 2011 Rachel's latest CD, called 'Bushfire', with the Concertante Ensemble, was released. Rachel has appeared as soloist with the East-West Philharmonic Orchestra, Central Coast Symphony Orchestra, Concertante Ensemble, Con Spirito, Bourbaki Ensemble, and Balmain Sinfonia. In December 2011 Rachel graduated with a Master of Music degree from Sydney University.

Imants Larsens

Concert - 5th August 2012

Born in Switzerland, Australian violinist/violist Imants Larsens began playing the violin at the age of three in Adelaide, studying first with his grandmother Alita Larsens, then with Keith Crellin. In 2000 he continued his studies at the Musikhochschule Zentralschweiz in Lucern under the guidance of his father Gunars Larsens, graduating in 2004 with Lehrdiplom and Konzertreifediplom with distinction. While in Europe Imants participated actively in master-classes with renowned musicians, including Pinchas Zukerman and the Vermeer Quartet. Imants has won numerous awards and prizes in competitions both in Australia and overseas and holds an AMEB Fellowship Diploma in Violin as well as a Licentiate Diploma in Viola. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras in France, Switzerland and Australia, as well as in the Recitals Australia subscription concert series, Adelaide Bach Festival and the Barossa Festival Academy. On returning to Australia in 2004 Imants performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician and worked with many touring companies, the Adelaide Art Orchestra and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, on violin and viola. He was concertmaster for CoOpera performances of Don Giovanni in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and for a tour of South East Asia. In 2007 Imants toured Europe with the Australian Youth Orchestra and was concertmaster when the AYO performed with the Cat Empire. Since February 2008 he has held the position of Associate Principal Viola with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician.

Peter Handsworth

Concert - 2nd May 2012

Peter Handsworth began his formal studies in clarinet with David Shephard at the Elder Conservatorium. As a recipient of a QEII Silver Jubilee Trust Award and an ABC Young Performers Award he undertook postgraduate studies with Professor Wolfgang Meyer at the renowned Hochschule für Musik in Karlsuhe, Germany. This was the beginning of a successful international performing career that has taken him to all parts of the world performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher. Peter Handsworth has been invited to perform and teach at numerous international music festivals including Lochenhaus, Schleswig Holstein, and the Weimar festivals and the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific. He has recorded widely, including an EMI Classics recording 'Blues for Sabine' with Sabine Meyer and Eddie Daniels and has performed on numerous occasions for radio broadcasts in Australia and Europe. Following two years as Professor in Clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 2000 until 2005 Peter Handsworth became Senior Lecturer in Woodwind and subsequently Head of the School of Music at Monash University in Melbourne. Peter Handsworth has conducted at the South Australian State Music Camp and appeared as a guest conductor with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra. A Board member of the Australian Youth Orchestra from 2003-2008, Peter Handsworth currently teaches at the Elder Conservatorium.

Oliver Nelson

Concert - 16th November 2011

Oliver Nelson was born in Glasgow and began learning the violin at the age of six. He gained scholarships to both Canford School and the Royal Academy of Music. During his time at the Academy, Oliver studied the violin with Xue-Wei and conducting with Denise Ham and appeared as leader and soloist with the Academy String Orchestra. His achievements include winning the Academy Concerto Competition, the Winifred Small Violin Competition and the building of his concerto repertoire with Gli Amici della Musica, Dorset Youth Orchestra, Christchurch Sinfonia, and Da Vinci Ensemble. He is now in high demand as a recitalist with Peter Croser, Nick Curror and Roy Stratford, and soloist with the Amaretti Ensemble, Dorset Chamber Orchestra, Dorking Philharmonia, Gorten Philharmonic Orchestra, High Peaks Symphony Orchestra, Hertford Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Beethoven Orchestra, Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra, Winchester Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra. Oliver's most recent activities have included winning the Buxton Festival Solo Instrumental Prize for his performance of the Korngold Violin Concerto and performing Mozart's 3rd Violin Concerto in a private concert for the Sultan of Oman in his palace. Forthcoming engagements include Brahms, Bruch, Korngold and Tchaikovsky concerti in venues as far ranging as Dorset, Manchester and Adelaide, Australia. Oliver teaches the violin at The Royal School and Hindhead Music Centre in Surrey and is regularly involved in adjudicating, coaching and masterclasses.

Massimo Folliero

Concert - 7th August 2011

Massimo Folliero was born in Novara, Italy in 1973. He obtained his Masters Degree in Piano from the "G. Cantelli" Conservatory of Music under Professor Giuseppina Giarmaná. Massimo undertook further study with Riccardo Zadra, Federica Righini, Mamiko Suda (Japan) and especially Aquiles Delle Vigne (Argentina) in high specialisation piano masterclasses. Massimo's career as a piano soloist has included recitals in notable concert venues in Italy and abroad. Massimo is a Piano Professor in several music schools in Italy and conducts regular piano masterclasses in Europe and Asia. In April 2009 Massimo was chosen as an honorary member in the 9th edition of the International Piano Competition 'Ciudad de El Ejido' (Spain) where he also gave a masterclass to performers. Further solo, orchestral and chamber music performances are planned for Italy, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Spain, Scotland, Denmark and Canada, as well as a tour of Asia.

Gabriel Schwabe

Concert - 5th April 2011

Born in Berlin in 1988, Gabriel Schwabe began studying cello under Krispin Simonett and was taught by Prof. Catalin Ilea at the University of the Arts in Berlin from 2000 to 2008, undertaking further advanced studies with Frans Helmerson. Schwabe has a strong record of success in various competitions including Germany's national competition Jugend Musiziert, the International Cello Competition of the City of Liezen, the Gabrielli Cello Competition, the International Brahms Competition, the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 2006 and the Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris. In 2007 he won the national Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and was awarded the Braunschweig Classix Festival Award and the Soloist Award of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, adding Wigmore Hall's Pierre Fournier Award in 2009. As a soloist, Schwabe has appeared with the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt, the Chamber Soloists of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Kremerata Baltica, the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin. In 2009 he was invited by the Berlin Philharmonic to give his début in the Philharmonie with the Waseda Symphony Orchestra of Japan. Gabriel is regularly invited to concerts and festivals throughout Europe, Israel and Japan, and has been awarded numerous scholarships.
He plays a cello by Francesco Ruggieri (Cremona 1674).

Charise Altmann

Concert - 17th November 2010

Charise is currently completing Honours in Classical Music Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, under the direction of Peter Handsworth. Charise is Principal clarinettist of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the Elder Conservatorium Symphony, Wind and Chamber Orchestras. Career highlights so far include the inaugural Elizabeth Matthews Prize in 2008 awarded to an outstanding woodwind student, and this year receiving the Selbourne Moutray Russell Scholarship and an Elder Conservatorium Director's Award. Charise enjoys performing as a soloist and is a founding member of clarinet ensemble the Eclectica Trio. Charise also enjoys teaching clarinet and is looking to further her studies overseas.

Amanda Lovelock

Concert - 17th November 2010

Amanda Lovelock is currently studying Masters in clarinet performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the direction of Peter Handsworth. Last year Amanda undertook a five week professional development tour, benefiting from tuition with world-renowned clarinettists at some of Europe and the United Kingdom's finest music institutions. She has been a member of the Elder Conservatorium Symphony and Wind Orchestras and has performed in and managed State Music Camp ensembles. In 2007 Amanda was a finalist in the Allans Classical Music Awards, winning the competition in 2009. Other highlights include the Minter Ellison Rising Star Award in 2009 and an Elder Conservatorium Director's Award in 2010. Amanda is a founding member of the Eclectica Trio and hopes to further her studies overseas.

Daniel Ciurleo

Concert - 8th August 2010

Daniel Anthony Ciurleo started playing classical guitar at the age of 14 after hearing a recording of 'Prelude Number 1' by Heitor Villa Lobos. And the rest, as they say is history! He studied at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne and it was here that he took part in master classes with Italian guitarist Piero Bonaguri, Australian guitarist John Williams and Spaniard Paco Pena. He also began learning the double bass as a second study instrument. Daniel has played with the Victorian State Opera (now Opera Australia) in their production of Jules Massenet's opera 'Don Quixote' as principal on-stage guitarist and has also played a concert tour of Italy with the collaboration and help of the Australian Embassy in Rome for the 'Associazione Giuseppe Tartini'. Daniel's television performances include guest appearances on 'Good Morning Australia' and 'Good Morning Melbourne' as a soloist following success on 'New Faces' with Bert Newton. He has released a CD entitled 'From Lute to Lennon'. Daniel has many years of teaching as well as performance experience, having taught in Melbourne public and private primary and high schools, as well as teaching private students from 4 to 80 years of age., Daniel has recently joined the AMEB as examiner in Classical Guitar and he now lives in Adelaide with his partner Cate, and owns and operates 'Classical Gas Music School'.

Nadia Buck

Concert - 12th May 2010

Nadia's love for the violin began aged 7 in Bathurst, NSW. At the age of 13 she moved to Adelaide and began single studies at Elder Conservatorium. Former teachers include Beryl Kimber, Bogdan Kazimierczak and Robert Nijs (Bathurst). Following a serious car accident and an enforced break from violin, Nadia began a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Elder Conservatorium in 2006 with Keith Crellin. In 2007 she was accepted into the Young European Philharmonic, an international summer youth orchestra, and in August toured with the orchestra in northern Germany, Latvia and Sweden. In 2009 she participated in Australian Youth Orchestra projects including a national tour, the Beethoven Festival in Adelaide and the Chamber Music Camp in Armidale, where she was tutored by the Goldner, Flinders and Elias string quartets, as well as violinist Anthony Marwood. Throughout her degree, Nadia has been involved in the Elder Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber orchestras and during 2009 had solo and concertmaster experience. Nadia is currently studying honours in Music Performance at the Elder Conservatorium under Sophie Rowell and has the privilege of playing the Elder Conservatorium's 1937 Arthur E. Smith violin. Nadia has been awarded a Marnie Cowan Elder Conservatorium scholarship and received an Elder Conservatorium Director's award for 'excellence in final examinations and an outstanding contribution to orchestral and chamber music activities'.

Gunars Larsens

Concert - 18th November 2009

Gunars Larsens was born in Liege, Belgium to Latvian and Ukranian parents. He grew up in Adelaide where he completed his schooling and a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Elder Conservatorium. Gunars was taught in Adelaide by Rudolfs Mikelsons and Thomas Matthews and then in 1964, he continued his studies overseas at the invitation of Tibor Varga. Lessons with Josef Suk in Vienna and Franco Gulli in Lucerne Switzerland followed. Upon Gulli's departure to the United States, Gunars assumed the position of Professor of Violin at the Conservatorium of Music in Lucerne, Switzerland. In 1974, he joined the Festival Strings Lucerne and went on to lead them as concertmaster and soloist on concert tours to all five continents. Gunars is currently Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Conservatorium of Music in Lausanne as well as in Lucerne, Switzerland. In addition, he is guest professor at the Music Academy of Riga, Latvia and he conducts numerous masterclasses throughout Europe.

Bryan Griffiths

Concert - 9th August 2009

Bryan Griffiths began learning the Horn at age 10, completing his secondary education at Marryatville High School and gaining a Bachelor of Music from the Elder Conservatorium in 2008. Bryan is currently studying Horn with Philip Hall and Philip Paine and undertaking Honours, majoring in performance. Bryan was a member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra from 2003 ' 2007, performing Mozart's Second Horn Concerto with the Orchestra in 2005. Since 2007 he has participated in Australian Youth Orchestra programs working with internationally acclaimed conductors James Judd, François-Xavier Roth, John Nelson, Bruno Weil, Richard Gill and Alexander Shelley. Tutored by Carl Crossin, Keith Crellin and Howard Parkinson in conducting, he recently directed the Burnside Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony and has been invited to conduct their 2009 season. Bryan has also directed rehearsals for the Elder Conservatorium's Chorale, Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Brass Ensemble, and is the inaugural conductor of the Adelaide University Medical Orchestra. Bryan has been the recipient of The Victor Edgeloe Scholarship for Woodwind and Horn (2008, 2009) and The Christchurch Music Scholarship (2008). Bryan has been a casual member with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra since 2007 and the Adelaide Art Orchestra since 2006.

Ewen Bramble

Concert - 6th May 2009

Ewen began learning cello at age six. He completed his high school education as both Music and School Captain of Huntingtower School, Melbourne. Ewen completed a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours at the University of Melbourne under Nelson Cooke, Christian Wojtowicz and Janis Laurs. During this time, he performed for Li Wei Qin, appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the University of Melbourne Monday Lunch-hour Concert Series, and won the University's Concerto and Chamber Music competitions. In 2006 he performed the Elgar Concerto with the Victorian Youth Symphony. Ewen is cellist with the Benaud Trio, which in 2005 won the Piano Trio Prize at the Australian Chamber Music Competition. In 2006 the trio performed at the Banff International Arts Festival in Canada and studied with the St Lawrence String Quartet and Mark Steinberg, The Benaud Trio perform regularly in Victoria and South Australia. In 2008 Ewen attended the inaugural Adelaide International Cello Festival, appearing in masterclasses with Ralph Kirshbaum, Uzi Weisel and Marta Sudraba and performing Boccherini Cello Concerto No. 7 with orchestra. He made solo appearances at the Port Fairy Chamber Music Festival and played regularly with the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra as Guest Principal Cello. Currently Ewen is Associate Principal Cello with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, whilst also undertaking a Masters in Music Performance at the University of Melbourne.

Sarah Jane Pattichis

Concert - 19th November 2008

Tasmanian-born Sarah Jane Pattichis moved to Adelaide in 2000 to study at the Elder School of Music under Guila Tiver. She completed her Bachelor of Music in 2004, then graduated from the Honours program in 2006. She spent the earlier part of 2006 in Germany where she studied with former Adelaide soprano, Jacqui Forster. While at the Elder School of Music she was a member of Pro Canto, Bella Voce, the Elder Conservatorium Chorale, and Adelaide Voices, as well as the school's many stage productions. In 2004 she was a soloist in the conservatorium performance of Michael Tippet's A Child of our Time and in 2005 appeared as First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute. She was a semi-finalist in the Beta-Sigma-Phi competition in both 2004 and 2006, and a state finalist in the Young Performers' Awards in 2005 and 2006. In 2006 she also won the Barbara Howard Vocal Prize in the Adelaide Eisteddfod. In 2007 she performed with the Corinthian Singers, Adelaide Chamber Singers and the State Opera of South Australia. This year she performed with the State Opera of South Australia and the Adelaide Chamber Singers. Later this year she will perform with Co-Opera and the Cantamus Choir.

Peter Goers

Concert - 3rd August 2008

Peter Goers can be heard 7pm - 10pm weeknights as the presenter of ABC Adelaide's "Evenings" program. Peter is well known to Adelaide audiences as a theatre actor, director and reviewer.

Anna Coleman and Nicolas Storrie - Clarinet

Concert - 3rd August 2008

Anna Coleman is currently studying Honours in Clarinet Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Peter Handsworth. She is heavily involved in the university ensembles and has held principal positions in the Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra as well as taking part in many chamber ensembles. Anna has participated in masterclasses with a number of distinguished clarinettists including Paul Dean, Barnaby Robson, David Shephard and Robert Schubert. Anna also performs regularly in the lunch hour concert series at Pilgrim church, with local theatre groups and with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra.

Nicolas Storrie has been learning clarinet since primary school after first trialling guitar and recorder. He is currently completing his Honours in Music Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the direction of Peter Handsworth, having previously been taught by David Shephard. Nicolas has participated in musical activities since childhood, including the ClariSax festivals, Adelaide Eisteddfods, State Music Camps, Pilgrim and Flinders St Uniting Church lunchtime concerts, Adelaide Youth Orchestra, Rosefield Uniting Music Scholarship, and the Unley Summer Music Program.

Natalie Clein - Cello

Concert - 16th April 2008

Natalie Clein's exceptional musicality has earned her a number of prestigious prizes. She won the BBC Young Musician of the Year (aged 16) in 1994 and in the same year was the first ever British winner of the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians in Warsaw. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship by the Royal College of Music before completing her studies with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna.
She made her concerto debut at the BBC Proms in August 1997, performing the Haydn Cello Concerto in C major with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She has performed as a soloist with most of the UK's major orchestras and BBC orchestras.
Her international career continues to gain momentum with concerts in the United States, Canada, South America, Germany, Austria and Spain. Natalie is in great demand as a recitalist and appears every year at London's Wigmore Hall. She is an avid chamber musician and each summer takes part in many of the world's great international festivals.
In the 2007/08 season, Natalie will tour Australia and New Zealand, performing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. She will also give concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Northern Sinfonia amongst others, as well as recitals and chamber music throughout the UK.

Carolyn Lam - Violin

Concert - 21 November 2007

Carolyn Lam is a concert violinist and a concert pianist. She gained first class Honours in violin performance at the Elder Conservatorium in 1995. Since the age of 8, she has won many prizes and scholarships on both instruments. Carolyn has performed in Australia, Europe and Asia as a chorister, instrumental soloist and orchestral musician, most recently as a violin recitalist in London, Cambridge and Berlin in April 2008. She has represented SA on both instruments in the finals of national competitions. Solo appearances with professional orchestras include the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as a violinist and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Chamber Orchestra as a pianist. She has played with many orchestras including the ASO and is the concertmaster of the Adelaide Art Orchestra. Carolyn is the repetiteur for the Adelaide Vocal Project and has performed the trilogy of Philip Glass operas with them and Leigh Warren & Dancers. She has recorded for television commercials including Baker's Delight, Hardy's Winery, Disney, Bridgestone Tyres and Arnott's and for the short film "Gargoyle". Carolyn appeared as a violinist in McLeod's Daughters. Carolyn has worked full time as a litigation lawyer since 1999 in areas including insolvency, landlord and tenant disputes and criminal prosecutions.

Sheila McCarthy - Mezzo Soprano

Concert - 12 August 2007

Sheila McCarthy is best known to Adelaide audiences as an ensemble singer with groups such as Adelaide Chamber Singers, with whom she has performed widely, in Australia and overseas. As a soloist Sheila has sung with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Chamber Orchestra in such works as Purcell "Dido and Aeneas" and Bach "Magnificat", and she has always had a special love of lieder.

Imants Larsens - Viola Gunars Larsens - Violin

Concert - 9th May 2007

Imants Larsens was born in Lucerne and arrived in Australia at the age of 2. After completing his education here, Imants returned to Switzerland to complete his tertiary music studies. He also holds an AMEB Fellowship Diploma in Violin as well as a Licentiate Diploma in Viola. In Europe, Imants has participated actively in master-classes with renowned musicians including Pinchas Zukerman and the Vermeer Quartet. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras in France, Switzerland and Australia

Gunars Larsens was born in Belgium and grew up in Australia, completing his Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Elder Conservatorium. Gunars furthered his studies in Europe, studying with violinists such as Franco Gulli and Josef Suk. In 1974, he joined the Festival Strings Lucerne and went on to lead them as concertmaster and soloist on concert tours to all five continents. He is a Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Conservatorium of Music in Lausanne as well as in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The Corinthian Singers of Adelaide - Choir

Concert - 22nd November 2006

Directed by: Christie Anderson
Project Repetiteur: Malcolm Anderson
The Corinthian Singers aims to promote and perform chamber choral music to a high standard from a range of sacred & secular works dating from the Renaissance to the present day. The choir has an established reputation and has performed Australian and world premieres and undertaken recording projects, especially with the ABC. The Corinthians perform regularly in Adelaide and have toured widely in country SA as well as interstate.
This premier performance features the female members of the choir.
Christie Anderson, Emma Borgas, Bethanie Christian,
Cathy Cox, Annie Douglas, Lauren Fisher,
Therese O'Brien, Pamela Philp, Rosemary Pimlott,
Angela Randall, Karen Watson, Mary Webb,Sarah Windsor

Melanie Radke - Violin

Concert - 6th August 2006

Melanie is currently studying for her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance at the Elder School of Music, having graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Music (Honours). Melanie also holds an A.Mus.A and L.Mus.A in violin from the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB). She began learning the violin at age five, studying most recently with James Cuddeford from the Australian String Quartet. Melanie was concertmaster of the Alexander Orchestra at the annual National Music Camp in January 2005 and a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra from 2003-2005. During this time, she participated in the AYO Europe Tour in 2004 and toured extensively throughout Australia. As well as teaching violin at St Peter's College for Boys, Melanie is also a casual violinist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and played in the 2004 Australian production of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

Yuh T'sun Wu - Piano

Concert - 10th May 2006

Yuh T'sun Wu begun violin lessons when she was four and soon after, begun to learn piano. In 2005, she was awarded a first-class Honours degree in piano performance at the Elder School of Music studying under Lucinda Collins. Through out her tertiary level studies, Yuh T'sun has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships. These include winning the first prize in the Eisteddfod Senior piano concerto competition in 2002 and also the Geoffry Parson's Award in 2005 where she performed with Janis Laurs. In three consecutive years, she was also awarded scholarships for most outstanding piano student in her year. During August of this year, Yuh T'sun took a trip to Europe where she successfully participated in masterclasses and summer schools with leading international piano teachers.

Yuh T'sun is currently studying Masters in Performance at the Elder Conservatorium.

Hayley Radke - Flute

Concert - 23rd November 2005

Hayley has recently completed her Honours in performance on Flute, studying with Elizabeth Koch. This year, she participated in the Flutes of Adelaide Europe Study Tour, performing in Master classes with eminent European flautists.

In 2003, Hayley received the Allans Music Scholarship and in 2004, a Christchurch Music Scholarship, both from the Elder School of Music. Last year she was runner-up in the Schools annual student competition, the Beta Sigma Phi Awards and is to perform in the finals this year also.

Hayley has performed as a soloist in the Elder Hall lunchtime concert series and Recitals Australia lunchtime concert series, this year receiving a performers award for her recital. Hayley also performs regularly in community and festival events in the Barossa Valley.

Hayley has played Principal Flute in the Adelaide Art Orchestra and the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra. She has been accepted into the National Music Camp and the Australian Youth Orchestra for next year.

Hayley has recently been accepted to study at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne next year with a full scholarship

Imants Larsens - Violin

Concert - 14th August 2005

Imants Larsens has just returned to Adelaide after completing his tertiary music studies at the Musikhochschule Zentralschweiz in Lucerne, Switzerland (Konzertreifediplom and Lehrdiplom).

In Europe, Imants participated actively in master-classes with renowned musicians including Pinchas Zukerman and the Vermeer Quartet.

He has won numerous prizes in the Adelaide Eisteddfods and was a semi-finalist in the "Grosser Forderpreiswettbewerb der Konzertgesellschaft Muchen" - International Violin Competition in Munich, Germany. He also holds an AMEB Fellowship Diploma in Violin

Imants has performed as a soloist with orchestras in France, Switzerland and Australia.

Since returning to Adelaide, Imants has been teaching Violin at Mercedes College and Prince Alfred College and has performed with the Adelaide Art Orchestra for seasons of Mikado, South Pacific and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Janis Laurs - Cello

Concert - 4th May 2005

Janis Laurs joined the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as Principal Cellist in August 1997 and is part-time senior lecturer in cello at the Elder School of Music.  He also plays cello with the Melba Quartet.  Janis has appeared as soloist with major Australian symphony orchestras, most recently playing Don Quixote with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in September 2003, and he has appeared in recitals with various Australian and international artists.

Janis studied with James Whitehead at the Elder Conservatorium of Music and continued his studies with Pierre Fournier in Switzerland.  From 1975 to 1982 he was cellist of the widely acclaimed New England Ensemble.  He spent two years as Associate Principal Cellist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra before moving to Adelaide to form the internationally acclaimed Australian String Quartet in 1985.  With both ensembles he made several recordings and toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, Canada and the USA.

Janis is a successful teacher and has had a continuing involvement over the years with development of musical opportunities within the community.  He was formerly a board member of Youth Music Australia, President of the Australian Strings Association (SA Branch), Artistic Director of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and of the Mount Buller Chamber Music Summer School, and he has conducted a number of community orchestras and tutored and been involved in a variety of camps and schools.


Prue Hompas - Soprano

Concert - 19 November 2003

Prue trained with Guila Tiver at the Elder Conservatorium from 1997-2000, in the Bachelor of Music degree.

As a member of the State Opera Chorus since 2000, Prue's performances with the company have included Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci, Don Giovanni, Romeo et Juliette and Magnifico.

As a Young Artist last year she performed the role of Lucy in The Telephone, and has this year performed the roles of Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge, the Seamstress in The Happy Prince and Paquette in Candide.

Prue has recently been invited to reprise her roles as Lucy in The Telephone and Paquette in Candide for State Opera's Studio Program, and will be featured in the Adelaide Festival Centre's Sunday Salon series.

In 1999, Prue worked with Co-Opera, touring in their production of Carmen.

Prue has also worked professionally as a concert soloist, most notably as the Soprano soloist in Haydn's Nelson Mass (missa in Angustiis) with the Adelaide University Choral Society and Adelaide Youth Orchestra.

Prue appeared in Oz Camerata's award-winning 2002 Fringe Festival production of Dido & Aeneas as the First Witch.

Amateur theatre credits include several shows with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of South Australia, such as The Gondoliers (Gianetta), Yeoman of the Guard (Phoebe), The Pirates of Penzance (Edith) and Patience (Saphir).

Prue also performed in several of the Conservatorium's chamber operas, including Dido & Aeneas (Second Woman), The Happy Prince (Seamstress) and Snow Queen (ensemble).

Prue's extensive choral experience spans several years and includes choirs such as The Adelaide University Choral Society, Australian Girls' Choir and the National Youth Choir of Australia.


Emily Fowles - Bassoon

Concert - 6th August 2003

Emily has always had a passion for art and music and started to learn the recorder in primary school (from her mother, who was the music teacher there).

She went on to study music at Aberfoyle High School where, at age 14, she took up the bassoon. After high school she studied at the Elder Conservatorium and passed her Bachelor of Music Performance degree, with Honours, in 2002.

Throughout her studies, she was involved with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's "Big Performance" and "Futures Project". This valuable experience helped to confirm her in her decision to follow an orchestral career path.

At the beginning of 2002 she was given an audition with the ASO and has performed frequently with them since. She has also played in the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Adelaide Art Orchestra.

Emily has won three prizes from the Adelaide Eisteddfod Society, two of them firsts. She has also been given the Elder Conservatorium Classical Music Award and the Music Teachers' Association of SA Encouragement Award.

She is currently teaching the bassoon at Tatachilla Lutheran College. She finds the experience very rewarding and enjoys watching the progress of her students.


Paul Zabrowarny - Cello

Concert - 7th May 2003

Paul Zabrowarny is currently in his second year of a Bachelor of Music and Performance Degree at the Elder School of Music. He is studying under Janis Laurs, a Senior Lecturer at Adelaide University.

Paul started studying cello at seven and a half years of age at Glenelg Primary School through the DECS string program, with Judith Luck as his teacher. He continued studying with Judith Luck at Brighton Secondary School, where Paul was a Special Interest Music Student from 1997 to 2001.

Paul has performed as part of the Elder Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and has been principal cellist of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the Brighton Secondary Orchestras. As well as having been previously involved in State Music Camp, in January 2003 Paul attended National Music Camp as part of the Alexander Orchestra.

In May 2001 Paul achieved a distinction in AMusA (Cello). He has also participated in and attended Master Classes and Workshops with Musicians such as Jan Sedivka and Alisa Weilenstein through AUSTA (Australian Strings Association).

In August 2002, Paul entered the Senior String Concerto section of the Adelaide Eisteddfod. In the final he was awarded first place as well as the Unley Chamber Orchestra and Burnside Symphony Orchestra awards. Paul also won the AUSTA award for most outstanding competitor on Violin, Viola or Cello under the age of 18. As a result of the Unley Chamber Orchestra award, Paul has been invited to perform the Lalo Concerto in D minor in tonight's concert.


Louise Nowland - Clarinet

Concert - 20th November 2002

Louise Nowland was born in Tasmania and moved to Adelaide in 1993 to commence clarinet studies with David Shephard at the Elder Conservatoriun of Music. After completing her B.Mus with First Class Honours in 1996, Louise was awarded the Adelaide University Medal and the Doris West Postgraduate Scholarship to enable her to undertake her Masters degree in clarinet performance.

Louise has participated in many Youth Music Australia activities such as the 1995 National Music Camp, the 1997 Australian Youth Orchestra, the Orchestral Fellowship program in 1997 and 1998, as well as several programs with the Australian National Academy of Music. In 1997 Louise won the first prize in the Australasian Clarinet Competition held as part of the Clarinet Conference in Brisbane that year. Later in 1997 she won a Queen's Trust Award to take lessons with Belgian clarinettist, Walter Boeykens at the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer Academy in Germany where she was selected to play principal clarinet with the Academy's Chamber Orchestra at the completion of the program.

In 1998, after completing her Masters degree, Louise studied in Holland with Reinier Hogerheijde for three months before returning to Adelaide in 1999 to start regular work as utility 2nd and bass clarinet with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Louise has also performed several times with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra playing 2nd and bass clarinet. Louise completed the TAFE Bachelor of Music (Orchestral Studies) with Greg Blackman in 2000 and is now studying part time for the Graduate Diploma in Education at Adelaide University. She is a clarinet teacher at the Elder School of Music, as well as teaching privately and in schools.


Philip Hall - French Horn

Concert - 14th August 2002

Philip Hall is the Principal Horn of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He began playing the horn at the age of 12. He went on to further studies at the Flinders Sreet School of Music and then at the Canberra School of Music where he graduated with a Diploma of Music in Performance.

His teachers have included the late Irving Rosenthal, Nelson Green & Hector McDonald. Philip has performed with many diverse ensembles and orchestras: the SSO, MSO, TSO, QSO and the State Orchestra of Victoria. He has toured throughout Asia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra as Guest Principal Horn and he has performed with the Vienna Symphoniker during a Mahler festival in Vienna in 1994.

His first professional job was that of Associate Principal Horn in the State Orchestra of Victoria in 1988. He was also a member of the wind octect, 'Windpower', where he participated in making 2 CD's. He has also been a member of the Adelaide Wind Quintet, the Adelaide Brass Quintet, and the ASO Brass Quintet. Philip moved back to Adelaide to take up the position of Associate Principal Horn in 1991 and in 1995 was appointed Principal Horn of the ASO.

Philip has performed as a soloist with the SSO, QSO and the ASO. He lectures Horn at the Adelaide University's Elder Conservatorium and also teaches privately.


Philip Paine - French Horn

Concert - 14th August 2002

Philip Paine's professional playing career began in 1988 when he joined the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra as Second Horn. In 1992, Philip moved to Adelaide to join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Philip holds a Masters degree in Performance from the University of Adelaide and is currently one of the Horn tutors at the University.


Mark Smith - Trumpet

Concert - 15th July 2002

Mark Smith began learning the trumpet in primary school after he discovered he had a natural aptitude for the instrument. Unable to access lessons at his school, he rode his bike to the local high school each week to have his lessons there. After finishing his high school studies, Mark went on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree with Honours in Trumpet and Composition and, later, a Master of Music degree in Composition at the Elder School of Music.

Mark is currently teaching Instrumental Music in a number of schools and runs his own music publishing company - Mark Smith Music Services. He also holds the position of Principal Cornet with the Kensington and Norwood Brass Band and has been playing lead Trumpet and arranging Christmas carols and guest artist orchestrations for the annual Carols by Candlelight in recent years.

Looking for a personal challenge, Mark entered the Wind, Brass and Percussion Concerto section of the Adelaide Eisteddfod last year. He was one of four finalists chosen to compete in the finals and, while he did not win the section, he was awarded the Unley Chamber Orchestra Prize - a medallion, $100 and the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Unley Chamber Orchestra. Tonight he performs the popular and well known Haydn Trumpet Concerto - the first concerto written for a Trumpet that was able to play chromatically.


Jonathan Webb - Cello

Concert - 21st November 2001

Jonathan studied the cello with Miriam Morris and Claire Oremland until he entered the Elder Conservatorium in 1994. He then studied with Janis Laurs and gained his B.Mus (Hons) in 1997. He was the principal cello of the Australian Youth Orchestra and Camerata Australia in 1997-8 and, at the same time, took lessons from Niall Brown and worked with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

In 1999 Jonathan commenced postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester as a student of Eduardo Vassallo. During his two years there Jonathan took part in a number of master classes with Ralph Kirshbaum and gained his Diploma of Advanced Studies in Performance. He is currently working as a freelance player in Adelaide.


Fiona Lines - Flute

Fiona Lines was born in South Australia in 1978. She began her musical studies on flute and piano at age 11 and has been a high achiever throughout her musical career, winning several Eisteddfods on both instruments.

She attained a perfect score in two of her year 12 music subjects and entered the Conservatorium at age 17, to study with Louise Dellit, having been accepted for both flute and piano. In 1998 she completed her Bachelor of Music (Flute) with a High Distinction and went on in 1999 to complete her Honours Degree (Performance Flute) with tutor Michael Scott and gained First Class Honours. Fiona has attended Master classes with the late Professor David Cubbin of the Sydney Conservatorium and Susan Milan, a renowned British flautist.

She currently teaches full time at 5 private and public schools around Adelaide, and also teaches privately.

Fiona is Principal Flute in the Unley Symphony Orchestra.