Director

Christophe Karas

Director of Music

Christophe recently completed his Master of Music in Choral Studies degree at the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of St Catharine’s College. Since then he has been the Choir Master at St Mark’s, Cambridge; Director of the Accorde Consort; and a guest conductor and singer in numerous Cambridge choirs.

Christophe graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Australia in 2009. Prior to further education at Cambridge, he worked in Perth as a conductor, singer, violinist and educator. He was the Director of Music at Christ Church, Claremont from 2013 to 2015, and successfully developed choral programs there. He has sung for the St George’s Cathedral Choir and the St George’s Cathedral Consort, and conducted and sung for the Giovanni Consort. Christophe has been a violinist in professional symphony and chamber orchestras across Australia. He has also worked as a violin and strings teacher in Western Australia and England.

Christophe will be resident at St George's College and will work with Resident Music Fellow Raymond Yong, Music Fellow Paul Wright and Director of the Winthrop Singers Dr Nicholas Bannan in further developing the music program at the College.

 

Music Fellows

Paul Wright

Senior Music Fellow

Adelaide-born Paul Wright began violin studies with Lyndall Hendrickson at the age of 8 and three years later was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England. He went on to study at the Guildhall School in London, after which he was accepted as a student at the Juilliard School in New York, where he studied under Ivan Galamian. He has performed with many orchestras and ensembles in Australia and America as a director, soloist or concertmaster, including the Australian String Quartet, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble of the Classic Era, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Paul spent 2009-2010 as resident teacher and chamber music coach at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. In 2011, Paul was appointed Winthrop Professor at The University of Western Australia where he held the position of Head of Strings until retiring mid-2015 to focus on freelance pursuits. In 2015, Paul was appointed Senior Music Fellow at St George’s College where he mentors the Early Music Ensemble, String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra of St George's College.

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Raymond Yong

Resident Music Fellow/ Advisory Board Member

Raymond has gained widespread recognition as a pianist, performing solo recitals, concertos with orchestra and chamber music concerts with some of Australia’s finest musicians and ensembles. He has been engaged as a piano concerto soloist with the Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, West Australian Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony and Auckland Philharmonic orchestras and has been broadcast on many occasions on ABC Classic FM radio. He has given chamber music concerts for Musica Viva Australia and the Melbourne International Festival, as well as solo recitals for audiences around Australia.

Raymond is additionally known as a conductor and has worked with professional, conservatorium, youth and community orchestras, which included roles as Music Director of the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Chorale and Orchestra 21. He studied piano under Stephanie Coleman and Mark Coughlan in Perth, Stephen McIntyre in Melbourne, and Karl-Heinz Kaemmerling in Germany. He was a lecturer and examiner at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Music and is currently Music Fellow in Residence at St George’s College, University of Western Australia.

 

Administration

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Ebony Lim

Music Program Manager

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Kate Milligan

Administration Assistant

 
 

Technicians

Paul Tunzi

Fazioli Piano Technician

Paul Tunzi is responsible for the tuning, maintenance and care of the College's Fazioli 278 Piano. In other words, he is the man who makes our piano sound special before the performers gets to the stage!

For more information on Paul, please see www.paultunzi.com

Colin van der Lecq

Organ and Harpsichord Technician

 

 

Advisory Board

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Alex Cohen AO

Advisory Board Member

 

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Mark Coughlan

Chairman

 

 
 
 
 
 

Ian Hardy

Advisory Board Member

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Claire Bartlett

Advisory Board Member

 

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Margaret Tulloch

Advisory Board Member

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Josephine Evans

Advisory Board Member

 

Shane Goh

Advisory Board Member