Canterbury College and Mansfield State High School will be present their leading ensembles for an afternoon of impressive performances. Canterbury college will feature their two piano trios Trio Belissimo and ARTISTrio along with their advanced string ensemble Ritornello. The Mansfield Camerata will present works alongside Mansfield's Wind Quintet. 



Trio Bellissimo

This ensemble is made up of George Li (Year 2), Isabella Oxenbridge (Year 4) and Haydn Li (Year 5) and they have been working together since the beginning of this year.  Each are very talented in their own right, but coming together in a trio is a new experience for them all.  Mr Tim Li rehearses with them each week and create appropriate challenges for them.  They have performed throughout the year and have won Redlands Eisteddfod and Beenleigh Quota Eisteddfod.


  • Trio in G Major Op.330 No.2 “Trout” - Carl Bohm



Ritornello is Canterbury College’s auditioned string ensemble featuring the most advanced string players of the school. Ritornello has performed and competed with a large scope of repertoire at many events during 2018. Some of the most memorable performances thus far include Arts Festival and winning performances at both Redlands and Beenleigh Eisteddfods. Their repertoire is vast and varied from baroque music to romantic music and contemporary composers. Everything that is played by Ritornello is played with passion and is sure to sizzle.  

Ms Helena Munoz Fernandez conducts Ritornello and has taken them to be one of the best String ensembles in the state.  The level of difficulty within the repertoire chosen extends the students while still creating a great sense of achievement.  Her innate musicality and passion for Canterbury’s string players pushes them to new heights. Ms Munoz’s dedication to each student and to the ensemble as a whole can be seen in the amazing performances they create each year. 


  • Concerto Grosso no 11 first and second movement - Arcangelo Corelli
  • English Folk Song Suite - Vaughan Williams


Mr Tim Li

Mr Tim Li is the ensemble director for both Junior Trio and ARTISTrio and is an accomplished performer himself. Tim completed his Master of Music majoring in Piano Performance at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, graduating with First Class Honours.

He studied with Katherine Austin as a Sir Edmund Hillary Music Scholar, and was also a recipient of the Lili Kraus Piano Award and the Arts Waikato Scholarship.

As an experienced concert accompanist and instrumental coach, Tim is the Coordinator of Collaborative Piano at Canterbury College where he also teaches.  He has been an official accompanist for the Brisbane Eisteddfod and regularly accompanies tertiary exams, auditions and AMEB exams. 

Tim is passionate about music education.  His students have been prize-winners at various regional and national piano competitions in New Zealand, and have attained Fellowship Diploma from the Trinity College of London.  


Mansfield State High School (MSHS)

Mansfield State High School's music program encompasses choirs, jazz bands, concert bands, string orchestras, hand bell ensembles, a full symphony orchestra and a celtic string ensemble. Students participate in weekly instrumental music lessons and consistently partake in esteemed events such as MOST, Creative Generations, AHEP and SHEP. Mansfield State High is inclusive of a diverse range of students regardless of their knowledge and ability - fostering a meaningful musical experience within the school community.


Camerata - MSHS

Camerata is the senior string orchestra at Mansfield SHS. Members are in grades 8-12 and rehearse once a week. The group performs regularly at school events and external community concerts. Camerata featured in 2016’s Creative Generations on stage and performs yearly as a guest ensemble at the Brisbane Grammar String Festival.

Camerata is conducted by Lisa Stevenson who is an instrumental music teacher for Education Queensland. She conducts two large string orchestras and the Celtic String Ensemble at Mansfield. She is an instrumental music project officer for the Metropolitan Region and has assisted in writing new curriculum for Instrumental Music in Queensland. Lisa has featured as a guest conductor for Griffith University’s State Honours Ensemble program, both regionally and in Brisbane.

With a particular interest in Scottish fiddle music, Lisa has traveled extensively overseas to attend folk festivals and participate in workshops, schools and master classes with world-class practitioners. She is a founding member of the Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club, where she performs on the fiddle, harp and cello. Lisa has featured at national festivals including the Woodford Folk Festival and the Australian National Folk Festival.


Wind Quintet - MSHS

The Wind Quintet is a senior ensemble that was established at the beginning of 2019 and features students enrolled in grades 9-12 who excel in music performance. The group showcases a broad scope of standard Wind Quintet repertoire, and continues to rehearse new music regularly with each piece being assigned a designated leader. 

The Wind Quintet is directed by Helen Lowe who has been an Instrumental Music teacher for over 20 years; tutoring in woodwind, brass and percussion. She also teaches privately, plays regularly with two piano accompanists, and performs in small chamber groups at different venues around Brisbane. Helen is the Principal Flautist of the Redlands Sinfonia.





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