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Sally Walker

Flautist Sally Walker was Grand-finalist in the Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition (Italy), won 2nd Prize in the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition (Germany) and was awarded prizes from the DAAD, Ian Potter Cultural Fund and the Queen's Trust. She has toured and recorded with the Berlin ... More

Cassandra Wright

Cassandra Wright is a versatile soprano with diverse performance experience. Originally from Cairns, Cassandra is a current student of the Queensland Conservatorium studying under Dr. Margaret Schindler. Whilst at the Conservatorium, Cassandra has won the Elizabeth Muir Memorial Prize for the highest marks in her ... More

Daniel Harley

Daniel Harley writes:  Daniel Harley  I started learning the French Horn in grade five and have participated in various music workshops and honour camps over the following years. In grade six I was involved in the WestCent Honours Music Camp where I was introduced to a specialist French Horn tutor who was also the ... More

Elena James

Elena James writes:  Playing with the Barrier Reef Orchestra has always been an immensely pleasurable experience which has given me an enormous amount of confidence and motivation. Since joining the BRO in 2015, I have continually striven to take my violin playing to the next level and as such, I am honoured to have been ... More

Craig Land

Craig Land – clarinettist – was in all three concerts; the only Year 12 student to play during heavy assessment period; excellent rehearsal attendance record; capably played in first clarinet position for the first time. CRAIG LAND (Clarinet) writes: I have spent the generous $500 Barrier Reef Orchestra Encouragement ... More

Alexandra Gorton

Alexandra Gorton – leader of the second violins – was in all three concerts and played in ANZAC Park; excellent rehearsal attendance record; often early to help set up; worked hard on her part; capably lead the second violins for the first time; nominated by visiting conductors. LEXI GORTON (Violin) writes: A few ... More

James Dong

James Dong began learning the violin at the age of 6 and has studied with Sook Yoon, Mark Drummond, Robert Wakely, George Vi, Ole Bohn and Igor Ozim. He is currently studying a Masters Degree with Esther Hoppe at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. In 2012 he won first prize at the Kendall National Violin Competition ... More

Gyula Cseszkó (Jules)

Gyula Cseszkó (Jules) has kindly agreed to conduct our August concert because of our good friend, Mark Shiell’s shoulder problems. Jules studied in Melbourne with the Late Professor John Hopkins, along with Raymond Yong, Mario Doberning and Mark. Jules also spent 18 months doing further research under John for his ... More

Benjamin Martin

Identified by Newsday NY as an 'Excellent craftsman', The New York Times as 'Distinctive, arresting in style' and The Australian in 2000 as ‘The best young talent for the new millennium’, pianist/composer Benjamin Martin has become known as an artist of exceptional versatility and subtlety of expression.  A child-p... More

Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas has been performing in Townsville for more years than he would like to admit. He grew up locally and started in theatre in the Gang Show about 1985. He took part in school musicals while at Ignatius Park College and sang with the Townsville Junior Choral Society Choir.... After leaving Ignatius Park and ... More