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The Performing Artists:


Peter Handsworth, clarinet

Having finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Adelaide, Peter Handsworth pursued postgraduate studies at the esteemed Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. He also finished a PhD in clarinet studies. His successful international career took him to many countries where he performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and where he taught at workshops.

For many years, Peter was a Professor of Clarinet at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, before returning to Australia as a Senior Lecturer in Woodwind and Head of the School of Music at Monash University in Melbourne.

He is now the Director of Performance, Music & Events at the Redlands College.

Margaret Connolly, violin

After her violin studies in Vienna, Margaret Connolly joined the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Margaret is also in high demand as a chamber musician.

Graham Simpson, violin

Perth-born Graham Simpson has been a violist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra since 1988. As a chamber musician, he also plays violin!


Dietrich Lasa, viola

German-born Dietrich Lasa was a viola player in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra before starting his violin shop Animato Strings

Alex McPherson, cello

Alex McPherson is a professional cellist who recently moved from NSW to Queensland. He has established a successful teaching studio for cello in Brisbane

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