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Minas Berberyan Conductor Adelaide Youth Sinfonia Minas Berberyan

Minas Berberyan was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the age of 9 he was accepted to the Special Music School in Sofia, where he studied with Joanna Strateva, later continuing his studies at the Bulgarian National Academy of Music, studying under Prof. Josef Radionov. Minas gained his first professional experience whilst st...

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Martin Butler Conductor, Adelaide Youth Strings Martin Butler

Born in London, Martin Butler began learning to play violin at the age of 8. At 11, he received a scholarship to attend the Guildhall School of Music. After leaving the GSM, he studied music composition at Surrey University under Reginald Smith-Brindle and Robin Maconie, graduating with First Class Honours and a Master...

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Alwin Kidney Conductor Adelaide youth Wind Orchestra Alwin Kidney

Alwin Kidney was appointed as Officer in Charge-Band of the SA Police in 2011 after serving as Band Master from 2008. A graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music in 2003 after completing a Bachelor degree in conducting under Carl Crossin, he has remained actively involved in the local community music scene having b...

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Keith Crellin OAM Conductor Adelaide Youth Orchestra Keith Crellin OAM

From 2001-2016, Keith Crellin OAM held the positions of Head of the String Department and Conductor-in-Residence at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music. Since May 2016 he has concentrated on his role as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra which he took up in 2003, as well as further...

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