Elissa Robustelli has been playing the flute since the age of 5. Growing up in Melbourne, she gained entrance to The University High School on a music scholarship, and was selected to be apart of the Orchestra to represent Australia at the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Villers Bretonneux, France.
In her final year of high school, she was selected as the only flute player for VCE Top Class, showcasing students in Victoria who achieved the highest marks in Music Performance.
Elissa Graduated from the Conservatorium of Music at Melbourne University under the direction of Andrew Day and was also awarded her Licentiate of Music Australia at age 20.
Elissa has toured with The International Opera Company in China and performed in Italy, France and Belgium. She has also graced the stage in all of Melbourne’s Major concert halls, like Hamer Hall and the Recital Centre as a soloist and with numerous orchestras.
She is currently on the committee of The Victorian Flute guild and teaches privately from her studio and in various schools around Melbourne.
Melbourne cellist, Miranda Bell, began music lessons at the age of five. In 2008, she was awarded a music scholarship to The University High School in Parkville where she successfully completed her VCE in Solo Performance and Music Styles. She was selected as principal cellist for an ANZAC Day commemorative trip to France and Belgium. In 2015, Miranda successfully completed her Associate degree and is currently working towards her Licentiate degree.
In 2016, Miranda graduated with a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from Monash University. She has been under the tutelage of some of Melbourne’s finest cellists, including David Berlin, Rosanne Hunt and Kalina Krusteva. As part of her studies, Miranda was accepted to participate in an intensive solo performance program at New York University with string students and esteemed teachers from around the world.
Miranda is currently employed as the 'cello teacher at University High School. This is where her love of music first flourished and she now wishes to pass on to her students the same enriching environment. This year Miranda began working as the Specialist Classroom Music teacher at a primary school in outer west Melbourne. With the music program in its first year, she is thoroughly enjoying the experience of delivering a rich and holistic curriculum to the school's students.
Nathan Juriansz began to play the violin at the age of 8. He was awarded the Matthew Stanton Sharman scholarship and the Performing Arts award upon completion of VCE at The University High School. He is currently studying with Dr Curt Thompson, head of strings at the University of Melbourne, and previously with Mark Mogilevski and Mary Johnston.
Nathan is heavily involved in chamber and orchestral playing. He has been featured on 3MBS with Ensemble con Fuoco and was a member of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra from 2011-14, and toured to Christchurch, New Zealand with them in 2014. He has also participated in programs with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI), and Ironwood. He performs regularly in Melbourne with the University of Melbourne Orchestra, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Hopkins Sinfonia, Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Orchestra, and Carols by Candlelight Orchestra.