Doreen Cumming

Developing Musicians Program Ensemble Tutor
Open School

Doreen started violin studies at the Canberra School of Music at six years of age with the renowned Julliard graduate, Vincent Edwards. Over the following nine years, Doreen studied with some of the countries finest pedagogues including Charmian Gadd, Larry Sitsky AO, FAHA, and John Painter AM.

Doreen's career started in 1984 with her first professional appearance with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, she was thirteen years old. During her career spanning over thirty six years, Doreen has played with most of the Symphony Australia orchestras, holding a full time position with the Tasmanian Symphony, as well as regularly being invited to play with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia, and Opera Australia Orchestra. During this time, Doreen toured extensively to Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In 2002, Doreen held a contact with the Orquesta Sinfónica De Galicia in the north of Spain.

Doreen also studied conducting with TSO's chief conductor, David Porcelain, and after being a finalist in the Westfield Young Conductors competition, Doreen went on to conduct professionally with the TSO, touring and recording for ABC television and ABC CD label.

Doreen is currently working in Orange as the Founder/Director of Strings On Sampson and is the Principal Second Violin with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

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