PSOC STAFF 2022
Music Director PSOC :
Conductor Baroque Orchestra & our NEW Brilliant Strings
Grace Ah-quee trained as a violinist in Sydney : worked with the Australian Ballet and Opera Orchestra including touring with Pavarotti and playing for Joan Sutherland's last Opera.
Grace is a staff conductor for WAYO , tutoring & conducting for WAYACHAMP.
A professional musician she works for Perth Symphony Orchestra , Toured WA with Perth Chamber Orchestra - Baroque programme. Is principal Violist for Fremantle Chamber Orchestra working also for Perth Philharmonic WA Ballet seasons .
She has conducted FCO and has been invited to participate in WOTP.
She is Director for Perth Summer Orchestra Camp and Music Director for Allegri Chamber Orchestra.
Director Baroque Orchestra 22
Helen Kruger returned from 15 years in the UK, studying Violin at the Royal Academy of Music(RAM), London and working with the leading early music ensembles and orchestras throughout the UK, Europe and Australia. Helen performed with the OAE for 13 years, as a concerto soloist, section leader and tutti player. She was the Director of the Junior Royal Academy of Music chamber program for 7 years and a founding director of the South Hampstead String Program.
Helen was a core member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment education team for 10 years, delivering cutting edge projects throughout the UK. Helen started the Little Baroque Co. whilst completing her Masters at RAM which toured the UK and Europe for over 13 years before she moved back to Australia.
Helen is the Founder of Australian Baroque and Directed PSOC Advanced Baroque Orchestra 2020 & 21.
Conductor Summer Strings
Daemon Clark specialises in bringing joy to people in the early stages of their playing experience .
He conducts String Beans and the adult music lovers orchestras Dorkestra & Awkwardstra .
He is a dedicated string teacher and Conducts WAYOs New orchestra Camerata.
Conductor Junior Ensemble
Tashana Tweddle is a creative , high energy , experienced string teacher.
Tashana's educational work with young children and teenagers and her experience as a performer and presenter makes her ideal to run this action based programe.
Tashana has been teaching with the Instrumental Music School Services division of the Education Department for 12 years as a strings specialist and ensemble director.
Tutorial sessions are run by Perth's top professional orchestra and chamber music players . Warm and supportive , our staff have a deep interest in conveying their love of orchestra playing in manageable bites. All tutors are exceptionally experienced with young children and youth musicians.