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The Musicians

 Bronwyn Wallis

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Bronwyn began playing the harp after receiving a scholarship to Churchlands Senior High School.  After completing a Bachelor of Arts at UWA, she began studying classical performance at the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music.  During her studies she participated in award winning chamber groups and premiered new compositions by Western Australian composers.  Bronwyn completed a Bachelor of Music at UWA majoring in harp performance under the direction of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Harpist, Sarah Bowman. In 2004 Bronwyn played with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for Opera Australia’s acclaimed production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. In 2005 she performed in the USA and Europe with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Bronwyn performs regularly with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and has done so since 2002.

Bronwyn is now working as a freelance harpist in Perth performing at corporate and private functions as well as orchestral, solo, and chamber music concerts. Bronwyn is employed by several schools in Perth as their harp tutor.


 Kristen Morrissey

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kristen pic Kristen was fascinated by the sounds of the flute from a young age and commenced her flute studies at age eleven. She continued learning the flute under Tresna Stampalia while attending St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls . In 1990, Kristen was awarded the Owen Fisenden Prize for flute and became a member of the WA Youth orchestra, performing in the positions of principal flute and principal piccolo until 1994. In 1991 Kristen won the WA Flute Society Senior Solo Section and the following year, began studies at the WA Conservatorium of Music under the guidance of Senior Lecturer, Brian Warren. In 1995 she completed a Diploma of Performing Arts and continued studying towards a Bachelor of Music at the University of WA, with Jill Haynes from WASO. Kristen has attended masterclasses with some of the world’s leading flautists, and in 1994 had the privilege of undertaking studies in Paris with acclaimed French Flautist Pierre-Andre Valade. Kristen is currently working as a freelance flautist, performing with the Perth Pops orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra and teaching flute at St Hilda’s, Wesley and Penrhos College.

 Michelle deRozario

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michelle pic Michelle deRozario started playing ‘cello at a young age, then in 1991 started learning with Suzie Wijsman and was granted a scholarship with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Conservatorium) Exhibitions programme. She left school early to attend the Conservatorium of Music and studied chamber music with the Stirling String Quartet. During her tertiary studies, Michelle did recordings for the ABC’s Young Performers Programme as a chamber musician. After completing her Bachelor of Music at the University of WA, she continued to perform and teach ‘cello throughout Perth. She completed post graduate studies in music education at UWA in 2004. In 2005, Michelle was the director of chamber music studies at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, and she is currently Head of Music at Mercedes. Michelle also conducts the Western Australian Youth Music Association’s “Sinfonietta” String Orchestra and teaches ‘cello at Christchurch Grammar School. Michelle has performed interstate and overseas working as a freelance performer doing recordings and concerts.

 Rex Carr-White
 violin and viola

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Rex Carr-White (Violin and Viola) graduated with a Bachelor of  Music (Performance) in 1997. Prior to graduating he successfully auditioned for the prestigious Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, of which he was a member for 9 years. His involvement with this Orchestra saw him do many performances on both violin and viola at the Sydney Opera House and Angel Place. It also gave him the opportunity to participate in several Australian tours, a European tour (including a performance to a sold out audience at Royal Albert Hall as part of the Proms Concert Series), and numerous CD recordings with ABC Classics, including the Award winning ‘Four Seasons’ recording. During his studies he also worked as a casual Viola player with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and performed as soloist with this orchestra as a finalist in the Vose Concerto Competition.

For 3 years Rex performed with and managed the Perth Folk Rock group Fiddler which performed at festivals and hotels across WA and recorded 2 CD’s. He has also been fortunate to work as a casual conductor and tutor for the West Australian Youth Music Association. Currently, he is the Director of Strings at Wesley College. In this position, he conducts numerous ensembles and oversees the Colleges extensive String Program. He is also regularly in demand as a freelance musician, and has been privileged to of performed with artists such as Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, Andrea Boccelli, Glenn Shorrock and Marcia Hines. For fun, Rex likes to go 4WD’ing to good beach fishing spots and spend time with his Family.

 Tamsyn Stock-Stafford

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Tamsyn Stock-Stafford graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the West Australian Conservatorium of Music in Perth. During her studies she performed at various concert venues, expanding her repertoire with solo roles. In 1996, she joined the West Australian Opera Company chorus. With the Opera Company she performed the roles of Hansel in scenes from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Gossip in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde and Cousin in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Tamsyn has performed as the soprano soloist in performances of Beethoven’s Mass in C, Mozart’s Requiem, Mass in C Major and Mass in C Minor, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Messiah. She has also performed the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss, with orchestra, and recorded various recitals for ABC Classic FM.

In 2003, Tamsyn won the Ralph Thompson Memorial Scholarship. She was then selected for the West Australian Opera Company’s Young Artist Programme for 2004, which is sponsored by the West Australian Opera Lover’s Association. Subsequently, Tamsyn won the Bendat Scholarship, which is awarded in association with the Young Artist Programme.  In 2005 she won the Australian Singing Competition’s Opera Awards which included $30,000 scholarship money. This prize will enable her to travel to England during 2006 to further her vocal studies.

In 2004, Tamsyn performed the soprano solo in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, which was co-produced by the West Australian Opera Company, the West Australian Ballet Company and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Later in the year, she performed the soprano solo in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

In 2005 she was the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute for the West Australian Opera Company, First Lady in highlights from The Magic Flute for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen for the West Australian Opera Company. Later in 2006 she will perform the role of Anna in Verdi’s Nabucco.