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Janet (Jan) Piper

BMus (Adelaide)

Examiner Number: 416

Jan completed violin tertiary study at the Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide studying with Lloyd Davies and Chamber Music and Ensembles with Beryl Kimber and James Whitehead.

She won a scholarship to the ABC Training Orchestra in Sydney and studied with Carl Pini. She subsequently became a permanent member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from 1970 to 1978. During this time she toured with the orchestra to Asia, and Europe under Willem Van Otterloo, Sir Charles Mackerras and John Hopkins.

As a freelance player, Jan has performed with all the major ensembles in Sydney, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and The Sydney International Orchestra under the late Tommy Tyco, as well as a variety of light music offered in the freelance world.

She has wide teaching experience working at Ascham and Loreto Kirribilli schools and as Head of Strings at The King's School as well as a private studio.  She was a tutor for the Sydney Youth Orchestra Association for many years, and has been an AMEB examiner since 1996. Jan is a regular adjudicator at eisteddfods.

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