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 2022

Violin 1

Tara Murphy
Erin McCann
Anna Ingram
Wan-Ling Chang
Lachlan Peattie
Matheus Oliveira
Liz Latimer
Jeremy Chin
Alison Grootendorst
Angela Xu
Jacob Botha
Anna Ralph
Celina Hodge
Claire Crocombe
Merran Neilsen
Jasmine Banner
Louis Elliott
Rachel Bala
Sarah Ladd


Violin 2

Lucy Vallentine
Philip Hazell
Helen Humphreys
Aruna Shivam
Hannah Johnston
Jengis Osman
Noella Goveas
Nakita Nia
Aine Buckley
Toby Koefoed
Melody O'Meara
Sonya Bree
Ricky Delaney-Bindahneem
Amelia McSorley
Vino Sathianathan



Greyson Butler
Clare Gorton
Annette Anderson
Mary Frost
Mary Wheaton
Jericho Stroud
Cathy Shilton
David Yap
Micha Jackson


Double Bass

Greyson Butler
Clare Gorton
Annette Anderson
Mary Frost


Michael Bardon
Amelia Noble
Stephanie Arnold
Kate Stephens
Cathy Applegate
Denise Phelps
Joanna Kuswadi
Liz Clarkson
Tonia Griffiths
Maddison Sims
Isabel Guthridge



Erna Jarvis



Tania Watts
Lucy Kennedy
Monica Leung
Clare Patterson
Nell Stonham
Alice Cotton
Crystal Robins



Rozanne Gwynne
Nell Stonham



Jenny Hodgkinson
Kevin Huang
Sarena Wegener
Althea Neblett


Cor Anglais

Sarena Wegener



Laura Llewellyn
Stephen Pevely
Natalie Jacobs
Natalie Chin
Nicholas Yates
Susi Bertei
Jenny Young
David Chin
James Bednall

Bass Clarinet

Susi Bertei



Rob Llewellyn
Alana Bryett
Rosemary Antonini


French Horn

Bruce Cartwright
Helen List
Jessie Spargo
Joel Hoare


Alto Saxophone

Nicholas Yates


Tenor Saxophone

Susi Bertei



David Pye
Craig McGiffen
Sarah Lynar
Angela Titmuss
Barbara Eather


Marcus Dhu

Bass Trombone

Paul Burgess


Carol Atkinson



Ron Roberts
Simon McCauley


Ingrid Purich



Ingrid Purich
Carol Atkinson
Isabella Penna
Chris Spargo
Vicktor Petroff
Vincent Perry



Chen Hui Tan
Hui-Min Leastman
Benjamin Bradtke