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
Peter Ellis is a native of Halifax, UK and read Music at the University of Birmingham, studying violin, organ and conducting. He was Music Director of the Birmingham University Chamber Choir and also a member of the renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, performing at the BBC Proms, on BBC Radio and Channel 4 television and on the Gramophone award winning EMI recording of Syzmanowski’s King Roger.Read More
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
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
Soprano Jessica Westcott graduated the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and received the Patricia Lucas Achievement prize.
In her two years of performing with Opera Australia’s NSW Schools Tour, Jessica delighted children from around the state in over 400 performances. Her roles for OA include Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola).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
Hailed by the Australian Daily Telegraph as a “viola prodigy,” Australian-Korean violist Lisa Sung is a special prizewinner at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition (2016), the Gisborne International Music Competition (2013), silver medalist at the Vivo International Music Competition (2017), two-time winner of the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition Senior Section (2012 & 2013) and the Multiples Section (2010).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