Bernard Walz

Bernard Walz made his conducting debut with the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra in June, 2010 and his US conducting debut in Colorado, USA (Pueblo Symphony Orchestra) in February, 2011. In October Bernard conducted Strathfield Symphony Orchestra at the inaugural “Breakfast On Bondi” event as part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival. He has recently completed …

Cristian Cimei

The young Italian conductor, Cristian Cimei, began studying the piano at the age of 5. After receiving his Diploma in Performance with a high distinction, at the Conservatorium of Music in Terni, Cristian was invited to Germany to continue his piano studies with Maestro Elmar Slama. In 2003 he was invited to perform at the …

Geoffrey Gartner

Geoffrey Gartner is a Sydney based musician and educator. He is an exponent of the upside-down cello and is a passionate advocate of the Fluxus ethos. Conductor, cellist and performance artist, Geoffrey is a committed advocate of the avant-garde. He has premiered countless pieces and has enjoyed working relationships with many leading composers both here …

Philip Chu

Born in Hong Kong, Philip Chu recently completed a Masters degree in conducting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, under the tutelage of Imre Palio. For the last year, he has held the post of assistant chorus master of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs during which time he worked with many international conductors, including Charles Dutoit …

Paul Dhasmana

Paul Dhasmana completed a Master of Performance in Conducting Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2003, studying orchestral conducting with Harry Spence Lyth and choral conducting with Mats Nilsson. During his time at the Conservatorium he conducted various ensembles, including a staged production of The Soldier's Tale for the Conservatorium Foundation and assisted …

Matthew Wood

In recent years, Matthew Wood has emerged as a musician of versatile talents. He is regularly employed as a conductor of orchestral, choral, operativ and new music repertoire. As a finalist in Symphony Australia's 2002 Young Conductor of the Year Award, Matthew conducted the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Gershwin's An American in Paris. This successful performance led …

Carolyn Watson

Carolyn Watson graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education (Honours) degree majoring in Violin Performance and Music Education from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She then began a Masters in Musicology and worked as a professional violinist before accepting a place at the prestigious Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemét , Hungary. Carolyn …

Solomon Bard

Vale Solomon Bard (1916 - 8 November 2014) Maestro Solomon Bard conducted the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra from 1994-2004, after being selected by the orchestra from 17 applicants. Solomon lead the orchestra through difficult times with player numbers and orchestra numbers declining. His passion, dedication, generosity and musicianship lead the orchestra forward and he left the …