Elena Kats-Chernin

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Elena Kats-Chernin studied music in Moscow, Russia (Gnessin Academy 1972-1975), Sydney, Australia (Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1975-1980) and Hanover, Germany (Musikhochschule 1980-1982). She has created works in nearly every genre, from orchestral compositions to chamber, choral, among them pieces for  Michael Collins, Evelyn Glennie,  Ensemble Modern, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the …

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 …