Graeme Stentiford B.Mus, Dip.Teach, Dip.GraphicDesign is the director of Venetian Brass.
Graeme began his professional career with the National Orchestra (of NZ) on French Horn and later, with the Symphonia of Auckland and the Auckland Brass Quintet.
After studying lute and singing, he specialised in Early Music, playing sackbut, recorder, crumhorn, shawm etc. and studied the cornetto under James Blunt in 1992.
Graeme was president of the Early Music Association of NSW for four years, and inaugurated the Mediæval & Renaissance Ensemble course at UNSW. As well as enjoying teaching, he gives lectures, /recitals and broadcasts etc. on Early Music.
Venetian Brass draws its players from professional and conservatorium circles, forming from a duo up to the Renaissance antiphonal octet two opposing four-part choirs.
Gregory van der Struik is a core member of the ensemble. Principal Trombone of the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra, since 1987, Gregory graduated Associate of the State Conservatorium of Music (ASCM).
As an active freelancer, Gregory has held principal positions in the ABC Sinfonia, Australian and Sydney Youth Orchestras, his particular interests are; solo/Australian & chamber music. For more
information, contact Graeme Stentiford at graemesten at optusnet.com.au