Meet DSO


Jonathan Tooby

Artistic Director and Chief Conductor

A Conductor, Artistic Director and Cellist, Jonathan Tooby has worked extensively throughout Australia, Asia and Europe over the last 30 years. He has performed in all forms of music including  Symphonic, Opera, Ballet, Chamber Music and Film and even in Bands  playing music from Bach to AC/DC. He is also in demand as a music educator from primary levels through to the Australian Youth Orchestra.

DSO Players 2021

Violin 1

Tara Murphy#

Erin McCann*

Jasmine Banner

Claire Crocombe

Louis Elliott

Katharina Fehringer

Alison Grootendorst

Celina Hodge

Anna Ingram

Jacqueline Liang

Abbey Munro

Merran Neilsen

Lachlan Peattie

Anna Ralph

Judith Schultz

Angela Xu


Violin 2

Wan-Ling Chang*

Netanela Mizrahi

Sonya Bree

Helen Humphreys

Vino Sathianathan

Zhen Shang

Elizabeth Stedman

Lucy Vallentine

Jodie-Kate Williams

Terri Woodlock


Greyson Butler^

Mary Frost

Annette Anderson

Sara Clarke

Clare Gorton

Cathy Shilton

Mary Wheaton

Kylie Wilson


Double Bass

Rhiannon Oakhill*

Kathy Campbell

Sally Cutter

Josephine Guthridge

Yukari Sakurai


Michael Bardon*

Cathy Applegate

Isabel Guthridge

Martyn Gray

Tonia Griffiths

Joanna Kuswadi

Amelia Noble

Denise Phelps

Kate Stephens



Erna Jarvis



Kathryn Ezzy

Flute / Piccolo

Tania Watts*

Rozanne Gwynne

Monica Leung

Clare Patterson

Melanie Radcliffe

Nell Stonham


Oboe / Cor Anglais

Sarena Wegener*

Carl Brumfield

Kevin Huang



Stephen Pevely*

Susi Bertei

Natalie Chin

William Pettican

Mio Sakabe

Nicholas Yates

Bass Clarinet

Susi Bertei



Rob Llewellyn*

Alana Bryett

Rosemary Antonini

Angela Estbergs



French Horn

Joel Hoare*

Bruce Cartwright

Helen List

Jessie Spargo


Alto Saxophone

Douglas Hall

Nicholas Yates


Tenor Saxophone

Susi Bertei

Carl Brumfield


Baritone Saxophone

Phil Giffard



Craig McGiffen*

Barbara Eather

Sarah Lynar

Angela Titmuss


Melissa Thompson*

Paul Burgess

Geoff Coote

Bass Trombone

Neil Williamson


Carol Atkinson



Ron Roberts

Per-Emil Forsberg


Genevieve Meehan

Chris Spargo

Kathryn Ezzy



Chen Hui Tan




# Concertmaster

*Section Principal/Leader

+ Guest Musician

^Acting Principal