Head of Strings and Student Engagement Officer
Alina started playing the violin when she was five years old, studying under a scholarship with Vincent Edwards at the Canberra School of Music. Throughout her childhood Alina participated in a number of Eisteddfods in Cairns and Sydney and received numerous awards. She received high distinctions in her AMEB exams culminating in receiving her A.Mus A in 1995.
Alina graduated from high school in 1996 and studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, majoring in Performance, under the tutelage of Christopher Kimber. During her time there she received a number of scholarships and the highest honours for numerous performances. Alina led the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra on occasion, was a member of the Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and participated in a number of international tours, including South Africa and Germany. She was also a member of Sydney Sinfonia Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s internationally recognised mentoring program.
Alina has been teaching at the ORC since 2007.
Froukje joined the ORC from Sydney, where she studied at the Sydney Conservatorium under the tutelage of Carl Pini and Ole Bohn. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music Performance, Bmus(Perf), and went on to study her Masters of teaching at the University of Western Sydney, graduating in 2012. She has experience performing in many ensembles, ranging from symphonies, chamber music and musical theatre. In 2010 she was selected to tour with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra to Germany. She has experience teaching all students of all ages and is currently directing the Adult Chamber Orchestra and Senior String Ensemble with the ORC.
An experienced violin musician and tutor. Emily has joined the ORC after recently completing her studies in music. She is often seen in the Orange community performing at various events.
Andrew has been playing the cello since he was young and has performed with orchestras such as the Macquarie Philharmonia. Andrew is often called upon by the Orange Theatre Company to play for their productions. He is an accomplished cellist and tutor.
Carmel graduated from the University of Queensland in 1985, majoring in violin and teaching. She taught in schools before moving to the central west of NSW. For the past 25 years she has been involved in local community work, raised her family of boys and continued to teach the creative arts in classrooms and privately. With training and experience in the Suzuki Method and Kodaly she brings a wealth of creativity, fund, insight and passion to her lessons.