Artists

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / CELLO

Louise King

Louise King is the inaugural Artistic Director of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival, a role she has been dreaming about since she arrived on the Sunshine Coast where she has been living and working since … read full bio

Violin / Songman / Composer
Eric Avery

Eric Avery is a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist. As part of his practice Eric plays the violin, dances and composes music. Working with his family’s custodial songs he seeks to revive and … read full bio

VIOLA

Raquel Bastos

Raquel has worked with various orchestras internationally and performed as a chamber musician and recitalist throughout Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, United States, China read full bio

VIOLIN

Courtenay Cleary

Courtenay recently graduated with a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School in New York where she studied with violin Professor Naoko Tanaka. . … read full bio

PERCUSSION
Caleb Colledge

Caleb Colledge is composer, musician and producer working on Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi land. His work focuses on the intersection between acoustic, electronic, found sounds … read full bio

VIOLIN

Sonia Wilson

Sonia began learning the violin at age seven once she realised it always played the melodies in the ballets she grew up watching on VCR. read full bio

Didgeridoo

Lyndon Davis

Lyndon Davis is an Indigenous presenter, performer, educator and artist. Lyndon was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, and is a Traditional Custodian and representative of the Local Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi … read full bio

Voice / Guitar

Lydia Fairhall

Lydia is renowned not only as a formidable songwriter, but as a performer who can crack you open and put you back together again, better than you were before.  After four years at the helm of the duo … read full bio

Dance

Soraya Fewquandie-Scott

Soraya Fewquandie-Scott is a Gubbi Gubbi/Ugarapul woman who found her passion for dance when she was just 5 years old. Classically trained in some of the most respected studios … read full bio

Flute
Alison Mitchell

Originally from Melbourne, Alison Mitchell returned to Australia as the Section Principal Flute with Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2019. Alison leads a vibrant career throughout Australia and Europe as … read full bio

Voice

Lizzie O’Keefe

Lizzie O’Keefe is a dynamic and commanding vocal artist and a versatile, innovative performer, based on the Sunshine Coat, Australia. Studying classical and jazz from an early age … read full bio

PIANO

Alex Raineri

Described by Limelight Magazine as a soloist of superb virtuosic skill and musicality”, Australian classical pianist Alex Raineri is internationally active as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician read full bio

DOUBLE BASS

Doug Rutherford
Though his first instrument was the cello, Douglas quickly came to his senses and upgraded to the double bass at the age of 10, perhaps influenced by his two elder brothers who also learned the bass in … read full bio
Classical Guitar
Karin Schaupp

Karin Schaupp, one of the most outstanding guitarists on the international scene, performs widely on the international stage as a recitalist, concerto soloist and festival guest, and has given countless recitals in … read full bio

Clarinet
Irit Silver

Described in the The Australian as having a ‘gorgeous, burnished clarinet tone’, Irit Silver is Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.  She completed a Bachelor of Music … read full bio

Voice / Narrator
Nadia Sunde
Internationally awarded songwriter, acclaimed vocalist, cabaret artist, published childrens author, comedienne, ABC radio personality and music educator, Nadia Sunde is passionate about creating music read full bio
Soprano
Sofia Troncoso

Soprano and Opera Queensland Young Artist, Sofia Troncoso, is an accomplished singer in a spectrum of styles ranging from early music to new music. Australian debuts include Ruth Bader Ginsburgread full bio

Trumpet / Didgeridoo

Chris Williams

A descendant of the Wakka Wakka people from Queensland, Australia, trumpet and didgeridoo player Chris Williams began his music studies from an early age. He has toured with various music … read full bio

Piano

Therese Milanovic
Therese is a passionate performer, educator, and musicians’ health advocate. After a decade of playing-related injuries, studying the Taubman Approach (USA) enabled her to resume her chosen pathway to the fullest read full bio

Ensembles

Acetaria Wind Quintet 

The Acetaria Wind Quintet  (pronounced: a.keːˈtaː.ri.a) is a Brisbane-based chamber ensemble comprised of avid musicians from around Australia. Since forming in 2019, they perform regularly in the read full bio

Gubbi Gubbi Dancers, First Nations Dancers

Gubbi Gubbi Dance troupe, bringing together local Aboriginal artists and performers, presenting an amazing display of traditional Aboriginal song and dance … read full bio

Muses Trio

Muses Piano Trio members are some of Australias leading and most exciting musicians in contemporary classical music, known for their edgy, spine tingling and virtuosic performance style read full bio

Riverside Guitar Ensemble

The Riverside Guitar Ensemble is resident at the Queensland Conservatorium and brings together Queensland’s finest young professional guitarists with current guitar students from the Conservatorium guitar department read full bio

Diez Cuerdas 

Diez Cuerdas (Ten Strings) is an exciting new Brisbane based Tango Duo with Violinist Liz Young (Mendoza Tango Quartet) and Guitarist Rory Dollard (Cigany Weaver). … read full bio

Rising Stars Quartets, Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra

Young string players from the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra are part of an exciting new chamber music mentoring program, Rising Stars, an initiative of the … read full bio

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