About Our Teachers
Our teachers have been selected for their musical qualifications from Universities from around the world. Many are also very experienced performers in all styles: classical, jazz and contemporary. Here are a few of our teachers.
Anton Koritni (Classical and Contemporary - Piano)
Anton Koritni has pursued a performance career in both piano and singing which has taken him to over 20 countries around the world. He has worked in many genres including classical, musical theatre and hard Rock. He has shared the stage with a wide range of musical acts including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian rock band INXS and many more in between. He is currently producing original contemporary classical music and regularly performing around Australia.
Rosemary Eilert (Classical, Jazz & Contemporary Piano)
Rosemary teaches a wide range of piano styles to students from 4 to 70 years of age. Rosemary trained at Trinity ATCL, LTCL in jazz and classical piano. She is a qualified secondary school music teacher and has worked as a music teacher in a number of international schools. She is a performer across all styles including rock, jazz and classical. She has had gigs in the Middle East, India, Indonesia and Europe with various artists. Her diverse experience as a teacher and performer enables her students to pursue their musical interests with enthusiasm and confidence.
Christopher Hillier (Singing and Piano)
Christopher was awarded a Bachelor of Music scholarship to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He graduated with first class Honours in 2005. He studied at the National Opera Studio London (2006-2007) and is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, most notably the Opera Foundation Covent Garden Scholarship in 2006.
Christopher joined the principal ensemble of Opera Australia in 2012 – singing Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld, Christian in Un ballo in maschera and the title role in Don Giovanni for OA’s touring production; he also made his international stage debut as Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale in Tokyo, Japan.
Christopher Hillier’s has performed roles for Opera Australia include Zurga in a new production of The Pearl Fishers, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, The Convict in The Rabbits, Dancairo in Carmen and The Count in their national tour of The Marriage of Figaro. In concert, he sang The Celebrant (Bernstein’s Mass) at the Sydney Opera House, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony for Sydney Philharmonia and undertook a tour to China as Papageno (The Magic Flute). For the national company in 2018, he takes principal roles in Rigoletto, The Merry Widow, La bohème and Metamorphosis, Turandot and may others. His concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Haydn’s Mass in Time of War. Today he is going to perform “Ideale” by Francesco Paolo Tosti. We are proud to have Chris as a Vibrant member of our team.
Hester Fraser (Singing and Piano)
Where words fail, music speaks - a mantra, which is encapsulated in the work of GOLDHEIST (aka Hester Fraser), charming audiences as a finalist for two years running in the Toyota Busking Championships at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and Winner of the prestigious People’s Choice Award in 2016. Hester’s songs tell stories of love, life and adventure, painting vibrant pictures of the Australian bush, current affairs and events, not to mention a few broken hearts.
Hester toured NSW in 2014, with her debut release Dust, raising funds and awareness for drought in rural areas. This lead to further drought relief performances through Centacare New England North West, followed by appearances at the Quirindi Music Festival, RAW Visionary Melbourne, and a mini-tour to Byron Bay and Murwillumbah. In 2020, two GOLDHEIST songs were included in the soundtrack for independent feature film Beijing Being, which was selected for the 39th Montreal World Film Festival and the NYC Independent Film Festival.
Alice Girle | Soprano (Singing and Piano)
Alice has performed as a featured soloist with Opera Australia, Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Western Sydney Opera and Harbour City Opera. She is a recent graduate from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, she holds a Masters of Performance with Distinction, and a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
She has performed and recorded with London Philharmonia Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Seven Sopranos, Cantillation and The Song Company. She has also performed as an anthem soloist at the Rugby World Cup.
Alice was awarded two prestigious concert awards through the Bel Canto Institute in Firenze - a concert series in New York accompanied by assistant conductor from the Metropolitan Opera, Robert Morrison and with the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra. Alice performed excerpts from Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov with the London Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall and as a soloist in the London Handel Festival at Hanover Square.
She has performed in masterclass for Maestro Richard Bonyge, Graham Johnson and Yvonne Kenny. Alice has also been a finalist in the Richard Bonyge and Joan Sutherland Bel Canto Award where she was also recipient of the Megan Evans Award and winner of the Wollongong Eisteddfod Aria Competition.
As a teacher, Alice has over 15 years of experience and we are proud to have her a Vibrant member of our team!
Nick Fowler (Classical Jazz, Contemporary & Blues Piano)
Nick Fowler has taught Jazz and Blues Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 2000. He has also developed a strong classical repertoire as well teaching courses at the Conservatorium in Advanced Pop Piano, Intermediate Classical Piano, Music Theory, and Jazz Fusion. Nick has gained a reputation as a distinguished modern jazz composer and has recorded and performed extensively with his group 'The GappProject'.
Anna Stephens | Soprano (Singing and Piano)
Anna has a Bachelor of Music with 1st class Honours 2014-2017, majoring in classical voice performance from Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Anna is a gifted multi-instrumental teacher and musician majoring in voice. She also teaches piano and flute through the AMEB grades. Anna currently teaches for Eastern Suburbs Piano Tuition (ESPT) teaching individual classes of piano and singing. She also takes group classes for ESPT in musical theatre. She inspires and delights her students with her boundless joy and enthusiasm.
Anna ‘s most recent awards:
- 2019 - Finalist: Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship
- 2018 - 1st place in the NSW Fine Music 102.5 Young Virtuoso Award & NSW state representative at national finals in Brisbane.
- 2018: Semi-finalist and reserve finalist at Sydney Eisteddfod 2018 Opera Scholarship
- 2017: Winner of Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra’s Arias at the Old Museum concert prize.
Recent opera soprano roles include:
- 2019: Female swing (Cat / Queen of Hearts / Mary / Spider)– By the Light of the Moon – Opera Australia Schools Company.
- 2018: Naiad – Ariadne Auf Naxos – Lisa Gasteen National Opera School (Conductor: Simone Young, Director: Heather Fairbairn).
- 2018: Female swing (Queen/Lady/Papagena/Pamina) – The Magic Flute – Opera Australia Schools Company.
- 2018: Susanna – Le Nozze di Figaro – Cuskelly Summer School Opera Program (director: Cheryl Barker/ Peter Coleman Wright).
We are proud to have her a wonderful member of our team!
Agrita Klauverts (Piano)
Agrita Klauverts made her first public appearance in Sydney at the age of six, winning first prize in a major section of the City of Sydney Eisteddford the following year. Many such successes followed and A.Mus and L.Mus degrees were achieved early. After receiving the Performers Diploma at the Sydney Conservatorium and postgraduate studies at Sydney and Melbourne Universities during which time she performed numerous concertos with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, further studies continued in London with Radu Lupu and then later, extensive work with the Russian virtuoso Igor Hmelnitsky. Other activities have included ABC broadcasts, tours as soloist and accompanist with the Australian Arts Council and recitals. She has had a demanding teaching schedule including fifteen years at the University of New South Wales training B.Mus students.
Tobias Dracoulis (Guitar)
Tobias Dracoulis is a classical guitarist and teacher based in Sydney. Tobias currently performs with the Sydney Classical Guitar Society orchestra and ensemble, as well as the UNSW guitar ensemble and Balinese gamelan ensemble Suwitri Jaya. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Music at UNSW majoring in creative practice. He has been a teacher for ESPT for over 2 years and we are proud to have him as a part of our team!
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