Elena Kats-Chernin (2019)

Elena Kats-Chernin AO is an Australian composer, resident in Sydney. Her vibrant and uplifting music has been performed and recorded by all Australian major symphony orchestras as well as internationally, most recently her piece for orchestra Big Rhap in Lyon. She has written  operas and ballets and her music featured at the opening ceremonies of…

Lisa Sung

Hailed by the Australian Daily Telegraph as a “viola prodigy,” Australian-Korean violist Lisa Sung is a special prizewinner of the 2016 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, and top prize winner of the 2019 Vienna International Music Competition and 2017 Manhattan International Music Competition. An avid soloist and chamber musician, Lisa has appeared as concerto soloist…

Matthew Gately

2019 is Matthew Gately’s third year as Principal Trumpet for the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 Matthew completed his Master of Music Studies (Performance), at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has studied with great Australian trumpeters such as Leanne Sullivan, Daniel Mendelow and Paul Goodchild. Additionally he has received the prestigious FTCL and LTCL…

Joshua Oxley

Joshua Oxley in a exciting young tenor based in Sydney. His operatic roles include Tamino (Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Sydney Conservatorium), Don Ottavio (Mozart, Don Giovanni, Opera Hunter), Alfredo (Verdi, La Traviata, Opera New England), Jenik (Smetana, The Bartered Bride, Rockdale Opera Company), Mozart (Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart and Salieri, Bare Bones Opera), Sam Polk (Floyd, Susannah, Opera New England), Remendado (Bizet, Carmen, Opera New…

Lotte Latukefu

Dr Lotte Latukefu is Head of Performing Arts at Excelsia College in Sydney. Prior to that she lectured in the Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong for 18 years. Lotte has premiered, nationally and internationally, eleven new Australian compositions in collaboration with composers and internationally recognised virtuosic chamber music performers. She is…

John Antoniou

John Antoniou, studied at the N.S.W. Conservatorium of Music and began his professional career with the Australian Opera in 1981. After winning several singing competitions, John was able to study in Europe in 1984 and 1986. Between 1987 and 1991 John was engaged as a soloist with the Vienna Staatsoper. Upon returning to Australia he…