Ivan Skawronski completed his Bachelor of Music in 2017, having been awarded The John Robert Mitchell Violin Prize for the most outstanding senior violin student in the Elder Conservatorium. In 2018 he performed as soloist with the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra and in 2019 he performed the world première of his Infernal Fantasia. He also composed Adventure to the Limestone Caves, a large-scale work for a small ensemble of eclectic instruments, and led its première performance in the Blanche Cave.
Damien studied piano with esteemed English pianist Lance Dossor in Adelaide 1966-1972, while a medical student. As a collaborative pianist, he appeared widely in Australia and the USA, in England, the Netherlands and Canada, drawing special praise from the New York Times for his “expressive intensity”.
Kate Hwang is currently studying her Honours Degree in cello at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Simon Cobcroft. Over the last few years, she has participated in Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camps and she was featured as the principal cellist with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Kate also has been the recipient of the James Whitehead Scholarship. She recently performed the first two Bach cello suites in Carclew House as part of the Illuminated: J.S. Bach Concert Series, and Brahms’ String Quartet in C Minor as part of the Top Class Concert in Elder Hall.
Simón Pazos Quintana is a classical pianist, chamber musician and accompanist. He completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Professor Stefan Ammer. Simón was one of the finalists of the 2019 Geoffrey Parsons Award for accompanying.