Karen Fitz-Gibbon graduated with First Class Honours from ANU School of Music and from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria studying with Barbara Bonney. In 2014 she was a finalist in the Mietta Song Competition. Karen has appeared as a soloist with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Canberra Choral Society, Oriana Chorale, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Darwin Symphony Orchestra and UC Chorale, for which she won a Canberra Critics Circle Award. On the stage, Karen has performed roles for Co-Opera both on tour and at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Harp Consort in St Petersburg, Russia, and The Peninsula Summer Music Festival in Victoria.
Ben Opie is a musician whose talents extend across the entire repertoire for oboe and beyond. He has performed in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and Australia as a soloist, collaborative and an orchestral musician. His work across the globe has earned him multiple awards and recognitions in music. Ben’s collaborative efforts have led him to work with radio producer Gretchen Miller on her Radio National documentary: The Ariadne Project, and with award winning poet, Cecilia White on their “Breathing Space” series. He was also an artist at the inaugural Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music. Ben is a regular recording artist and has been performing to sold out venues around Australia.
Adelaide-based cellist Kim Worley is a multi-faceted musician, combining singing, conducting and music education with his activities as an instrumentalist. A performance graduate of the Elder Conservatorium, Queensland Conservatorium and the Australian National Academy of Music, Kim is currently studying in the first year of a Masters of Conducting course at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide. As well as appearing as soloist with Melbourne ensemble Orchestra Nouveau, Kim has performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Sydney Sinfonia. He was a founding member of the Eyre and Skyline string quartets and has appeared as guest artist with a number of ensembles in both Adelaide and Melbourne. Aside from his musical activities, Kim enjoys reading, playing sport and being a dad and husband for his beautiful family.