Damian Arnold – Tenor

Damian has just completed his Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium, where he was the recipient of the Linda Kingsbury Jeffery Scholarship for Voice. His performance experience includes Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart in Mozart and Salieri by Rimsky-Korsakov, Hugo in Offenbach's Love By Lanternlight, The Tenor Lover in Puccini's Il Tabarro and Edward in Trial by Jury. He …

Hong Zhi Gao

Hong Zhi (David) Gao graduated from  Harbin Normal University Music College, China, and is currently completing a Master of Music (Conducting) at Sydney Excelsia College under Dr. Sadaharu Muramatsu. Hong Zhi Gao has conducted the Wesley Institute Choir (now Excelsia College Choir) and Tian Guo Yue Tuan (Celestial) Concert band. He worked as assistant conductor …

Shirrley Mahableshwarwalla

“Then in 1975 Shirrley Mahableshwarwalla became secretary, a lady recently from India, who was very intrigued with the orchestra when she arrived. She remained the secretary until 1997, an extraordinary period of devotion to a task, often very time consuming, that has merited our life long thanks.” So wrote Geoff Widmer in “A Thirty Year …

Sylvie Humphries – Soprano

French-Australian soprano, Sylvie Humphries, has a Bachelor of Music Performance (2007-2010) and an Advanced Diploma of Opera from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2011-2013). She has performed many roles, including Cupidon (Orphée aux enfers), Serpetta (La finta giardiniera), and Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto). Sylvie also has a blossoming recital career, having appeared as a soloist …