Colin's first musical studies were piano lessons from the age of six. He completed the Diploma course studying piano and percussion at the N.S.W. State Conservatorium of Music and joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1968, having graduated through the A.B.C.'s National Training Orchestra scheme.Read More
Dr Paul Terracini was born in Sydney and has enjoyed a career in Australia and internationally as an instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He has held permanent positions as Principal Trumpet in the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Lecturer in Trumpet, Brass Ensemble and Big Band at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music; and Solo Trumpet in the Danish Chamber Players, Denmark.Read More
Born in Japan. Based in Sydney, Australia, Dr. Sadaharu Muramatsu (Sada) is the Music Director of Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, Lecturer of Conducting at Excelsia College (formerly Wesley Institute), Conductor of Suzuki Cello Ensemble and Choirmaster of Sydney Sakura Choir.Read More
Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia's most acclaimed and recognised pianists, and winner of the 2015 ARIA award for 'Best Classical Album' for her landmark recording, Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano (ABC Classics), featured as 'Recording of the Month' in BBC Music Magazine and Limelight Magazine.Read More
The KPO is a truly community-based orchestra.
A modest grant from Ku-ring-gai Council contributes less than 10% of the Orchestra’s annual income; no on-going financial support is received from the State or Federal governments. So each year more than 90% of the Orchestra’s funding must be sourced from ticket sales, from the support of many individuals and from community-minded companies.Read More