RACHEL McDONALD - Director
ROBBIE HARROLD - Designer
CAROLINE BADNALL - Pianist
JEREMY GARSIDE - Cellist
ANDRIES WEIDEMANN - Director
Andries Weidemann is a dance educator and freelance director of opera and theatre. He has worked on projects ranging from national and international live broadcasts to productions at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, the State Theatre Centre of WA and West Australian Opera. Currently lecturing at the West Australian Academy for Performing Arts, his research interests include arts education and health practice in the performing arts.
AIDAN BOASE - Pianist
Aidan Boase was born in Western Australia, where he is currently based as a freelance musician. He regularly performs as soloist, chamber musician, repetiteur and orchestral musician in WA and around Australia. He is on the piano teaching staff at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and is also regularly engaged as an adjudicator and examiner.
This year Aidan performed at music festivals in Austria and Italy, and was a prize winner in the Virtuoso & Bel Canto Chamber Music Competition in Lucca, Italy. Last year he received a fellowship to attend the prestigious Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, of the Yale School of Music.
Aidan has performed concertos with orchestras around the country, including twice with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the WA Youth Orchestra, the orchestra of St George's College, the Faith Court Orchestra of WAAPA and the Swan Philharmonic Orchestra.
Aidan recently completed three years of study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in Melbourne, studying piano with Timothy Young. He was twice a finalist in the ANAM Concerto Competition, and won first prize and the 3MBS Listeners' Choice award in the 2014 ANAM Chamber Music Competition. Aidan received a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from WAAPA, where he studied piano with Anna Sleptsova. He is a three-time winner of the WAAPA's Warana Concerto Competition, and was also a recipient of the Cecelia Daff prize.