Deborah has enjoyed a career rich in orchestral playing having played in the Baden-Baden Philharmonie and the Städtisches Orchester Freiburg in Germany and in Australia’s leading orchestras including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and currently casually with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Deborah initially began her studies at the University of Queensland and furthered her development through the Queensland Youth Symphony and National Training Orchestra. Currently, Deborah is based in Brisbane where she teaches at several schools and continues her involvement in several ensembles across Brisbane and Gold Coast.
Eleanor has toured across Australia, China and Europe and regularly performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed for local radio stations in Melbourne and Queensland, and is in demand as a session musician in her current home of Brisbane, including freelance work with the Camerata of St. John’s and the Queensland Pops Orchestra. Eleanor is a Director of Rue Arts, an arts company dedicated to creating a sustainable model for creative organisations, and manages Sanctuary String Quartet and the newly founded Rue Session Orchestra. She is also a passionate and committed educator, teaching privately from her home studio and at St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School in Brisbane.
A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of music – Helen’s career as a cellist spans 30 years. Alongside freelance work with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, Helen has backed artists such as Stefan Grapelli, Gloria Estefan and Bread. During a brief stint in Sydney she played with the orchestra accompanying the Russian National Ballet and worked extensively various chamber ensembles including The Penguins, Amati Strings and String and Bow. She currently works as an Instrumental Instructor and Project Officer with Education Queensland.
Catherine is an enthusiastic and passionate graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of music currently searching for her direction in her career. She is heavily involved with the administration and marketing of the Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra amongst juggling her extensive teaching load and part-time education studies. During her undergraduate studies in music, Catherine competed as a finalist in University’s Sonata competition under the tutelage of Markus and Mei-Lee Stocker. She also holds Performance Diplomas in Classical Saxophone, Speech and Drama and enjoys playing the piano.