AUSTA Performance Artists Register

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Virginia Weekes

Virginia has enormous experience as a soloist, an orchestral and chamber music player, and as a freelance player for session work in popular/jazz fields. She has performed concerti ranging from Vivaldi and Bach through to Sculthorpe with various orchestras, and gave the second Australian and first Victorian performance of the Alban Berg Chamber Concerto for Violin, Piano and 13 Wind Instruments, with Geoffrey Simon conducting. VIrginia held permanent positions in both the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, the Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra, and later the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, for many years. She was a member of the Victorian String…

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SA
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Acacia Quartet

In eight years Acacia Quartet have won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs. Acacia have recorded six albums, with ‘Blue Silence’ earning a nomination for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’. Acacia are passionate about supporting Australian composers, working with young musicians, and sharing their love of music with audiences of all ages. Their performances feature regularly on radio stations around the world. Acacia’s engagements in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria. Acacia had their international debut in Vancouver, Canada…

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Karin Griffin

Karin Griffin has extensive skills and experience playing with some of the worlds leading musicians, reading & sight reading, written music & chord charts or improvising in most musical styles and genre from Classical Orchestral works and West End Shows to Baroque to Rock and Roll, Gypsy Jazz to Beethoven, Folk, Country and Western, Bee Bop, Jazz Fusion, Progressive Rock and most in between. Karin has been privileged to share the stage with such greats as: Eric Clapton, Henry Mancini, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Adler & Sinead O’Connor and regularly worked with the Royal Philharmonic and BBC Concert Orchestras, performed on…

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WA
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Suzie G

Suzie G electric violinist specialising in solo performances for corporate, weddings, events and more. www.suzieg.com

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QLD
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Raquel Bastos

Raquel is an active and vibrant musician and educator based in Brisbane, who performs regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the QSO Chamber Players Series, Collusion and Southern Cross Soloists. Internationally, she has worked with various orchestras and performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Portugal, UK, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, United States and China. Raquel performed in New York for violist Kim Kashkashian and has given recitals in Portugal and New Zealand at the International Viola Conferences alongside the most renowned violists of her generation. Most recently, Raquel has launched the CD Essencia Urbana of compositions for viola…

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QLD
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Trio Al Dente

Fine music for all occasions. Available for weddings, receptions and functions in the North and North West of Tasmania

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TAS
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Tres Classique

Specialists in Classical Music Combining Flute, Strings, Harp and Voice Add a touch of elegance to any occasion: Wedding Ceremony, Reception, Party or Corporate Entertainment Perth, Western Australia

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WA
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Susan Pierotti

A Classically-trained player with over 3 decades of orchestral experience: leading orchestras, avant-garde, chamber music, recordings.

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VIC
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Sarah Nieuwkerk

Toured overseas with Chamber Strings of Melbourne, Freelance Orchestral Playing, Amateur Musicals, Solo Artist with Chamber Strings of Melbourne and Violino Romantico is Chamber Group.

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VIC
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Andrew Metaxas

Formerly a permanent member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (1985-2001), I have been freelancing with the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras since 2001. I have also played for several chamber ensembles drawn from WASO and TSO, most recently touring the Schubert “Trout” Quintet for Virtuosi Tasmania. Since moving in Melbourne in September 2010, I have played with the MSO and have been involved in recording film soundtracks.

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VIC
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Ernie Gruner

Specialising in klezmer and gypsy styles. Also jazz, irish, french, italian, and more including classical variations. Experienced with weddings, birthdays, galleries, events.

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VIC
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Violino Romantico

We are a violin duo who play for weddings and corporate functions but can be a fabulous addition to any event. Can become a trio with the addition of a piano.

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VIC
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Bohemian Nigths

Ernie Gruner (violin, mandolin)and Phil Carroll (accordion, vocals) play Gypsy, Klezmer, Middle-Eastern, French, Italian, Russian, jazz and tango music. Weddings, parties and events. Festivals around Australia. Six tours of New Zealand. 2 CDs.

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VIC
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Bowlines

Original string music ranging from soulful to passionate. Three violins. Ernie Gruner, Heather Stewart, Jenny Thomas.are experienced in music styles including classical, celtic, klezmer, gypsy, Indian, blues, scandinavian, cajun and jazz ,as well as performance for theatre, dance, circus, visual art.

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VIC
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Regent String Quartet

The Regent String Quartet is a group of four highly skilled musicians based in Melbourne, Australia. The group comprises the standard classical string quartet combination of strings: two violins, viola and cello. Regent SQ has over ten years experience of ensemble playing and has played in most of Melbourne’s finest venues.

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VIC
Trio Al Dente

Fine music for all occasions. Available for weddings, receptions and functions in the North and North West of Tasmania

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TAS
Gabrielle Scherrer

Lots of experience in professional orchestras and chamber music groups as violinist and viola player. Interested in “serious” music making! (Classical)

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SA
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Michael Patterson

Versatile violinist and violist. Jazz Gypsy Rock Blues

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QLD
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David Sue Yek

David is able to perform a range of both classical and popular music as a soloist or orchestral musician. David has toured extensively the U.S as a part of a rock band as well as played in the Brisbane and Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestras. David has worked on studio projects and also conducted orchestras.

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QLD
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Braxton Neate

Experienced cellist available for orchestral, chamber or solo work. Interested in all genres from Sondheim to Stockhausen.

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QLD
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