Joshua Oxley

Joshua OxleyJoshua 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 England), Pane (Cavalli, La Calisto, Sydney Conservatorium), Tchaplitsky (Tchaikovsky, Pique Dame, Sydney Symphony Orchestra), and Frederic (Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance, Chatswood Musical Society). During studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, he won a place in the inaugural ESTIVO Summer School in Verona, Italy.

He has been tenor soloist for St. Andrew’s Cathedral (Handel, Messiah; Bach, Cantata No. 4, No. 62 No. 80, No. 115, No. 140)  Other major solo concert performances include Evangelist in St Matthew Passion, Stabat Mater (Rossini), Mozart Requiem, arias in St John Passion (Bach), Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini), Te Deum (Nicolai) and Bernstein Mass(Conservatorium Centenary).

At the Sydney Eisteddfod, Joshua has twice been the recipient of the Ronald Dowd Memorial Prize and won the Opera and Arts Support Group Vocal Scholarship in 2018. He was also awarded the 2016/17 BBM Scholarship for Music and won the Joan Carden Award in 2017. Currently, Joshua is singing Tamino in Opera Australia’s schools production of The Magic Flute.

Lotte Latukefu

Lotte.jpgDr 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 known, internationally, as a researcher within the field of Higher Music Education and has made a major contribution to this field in the area of alternative teaching pedagogies. Later this year Lotte will perform Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra.

John Antoniou

John AntoniouJohn 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 once again worked with Opera Australia until 2003. His prominent roles in Australia included, “Marcello” in La Boheme, “Zurga” in the Pearlfishers and “Valentin” in Faust. Since then John has worked as a freelance artist Australia wide and also in Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. John’s concert repertoire includes the Bass or Baritone solos in Faures Requiem, Carmina Burana (Orff), German Requiem (Brahms), St John Passion (Bach), The Bells (Rachmaninov) and recently with Strathfield Orchestra, Bach’s B minor Mass.

Tinel Dragoi – Violin

IMG_20170530_214455 Tinel Best pic(1)Tinel Dragoi studied at the Conservatorium of Music in Bucharest, Romania. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a major in violin interpretation.

Equally comfortable interpreting both classical and chamber music repertoire, he has performed both locally and internationally with ensembles such as the State Opera of Bucharest (Romania) and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra  in a career spanning over twenty years.

Tinel is a passionate music educator as well as a performer, and speaks Romanian, French and Italian in addition to English. He will be performing in Norway in 2018.

Excelsia College Choir

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The prize-winning Excelsia College Choir consists of Bachelor of Music students training for professional careers in the music industry. With backgrounds in classical, contemporary and jazz music, all Choir members are either vocal or instrumental performance majors and participate in Choir as part of their ensemble studies.

Under the direction of renowned conductor Dr Sadaharu Muramatsu and piano accompanist Ms Na Ri Kim, the Excelsia College Choir sings a diverse selection of repertoire and has performed around the country as well as in Europe, Asia and the US. 2015’s performance of Mozart’s Requiem marks the fourth consecutive year that the Choir has collaborated with the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra.

Willoughby Symphony Choir

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The Willoughby Symphony Choir, one of Australia’s finest community choirs, was formed in 1973 and joined with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in the same year to become the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir. Since its inception, the Choir has always been sponsored by the Willoughby City Council.

 The Choir performs concerts with the Orchestra but also performs its own eparate concerts and takes part in a variety of community events. It has performed in many of the major Sydney venues as well as in major regional areas.

 The Willoughby Symphony Choir has performed many of the great choral works and has recently performed Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in the Concourse in Chatswood.

Sadaharu Muramatsu is the current Musical Director of the Choir.

Soonki Park – Bass

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Soonki PARK, who was born in 1983 in South Korea, is a baritone. He studied Bechelor of music performance voice major at the National University of Busan. He  worked for Kim-hae professional city chorus for 4 years then, he came to Australia to study Opera at the University of Sydney.

He performed opera  ‘La Traviata’, ‘Rigoletto’, ‘La bohem ’, ‘The Magic flute’, recently he has performed Professor Bhaer from the opera ‘Little Women’, Street singers from ‘Mass’.

Soloist from ‘ Mozart Requiem’ ‘He has been studying with Barry Ryan since 2013, he is working with Opera Australia as an extra chorus member.