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Deborah Coogan

BMus, MA

Examiner Number: 1137

Deborah studied both piano and cello as a child and continued her studies on the cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She studied with David Periera and Susan Blake, completing her Bachelor of Music in 1987. She then travelled to France and studied cello with Maude Tortelier. On returning to Australia, Deborah played regularly with both the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Ballet Orchestra.

In 1992 she was a founding member of the string quartet Crisantemi and travelled for Musica Viva, giving concerts as part of their music in schools program for eight years. As a freelancer she has played in many orchestras touring Japan, Hong Kong and nationally.

Her love of chamber music has led her to play with a wide variety of groups, including Halcyon, Continuo Plus, Gleneaon Quartet and Phoebus Fire. She has also been involved in recordings of new music and baroque music. Deborah has been teaching both cello and piano for over 30 years.

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