GILLIAN HOWELL Lead Artist
Gillian Howell is a creative director of music collaborations and compositions. She works in diverse community settings around Australia and internationally to create unique music experiences, large and small in scale. She works with many of Australia’s flagship orchestras and festivals, with newly-arrived refugee communities, and in post-conflict and developing countries. Gillian has worked in schools, kindergartens and refugee camps in Bosnia-Herzegovina as well as in East Timor, and she is a passionate believer in the potential of shared music making to support improved social connections, engagement, learning goals, and self esteem.
TONY HICKS Associate Artist
Tony Hicks is one of the most versatile musicians you are ever likely to meet. A reeds specialist who excels on saxophone, flute and clarinet, he is equally at home performing with the Australian Art Orchestra, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Jewish wedding bands or experimental electronic music ensembles. However, his secret musical passion is playing bass guitar and jamming with the high school bands he teaches.