Loreta Fin - Composer

Loreta Fin

About Loreta Fin

A.Mus.A., L.Mus.A., ATCL

Loreta Fin studied violin at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She was a first violinist with the Sydney Youth Senior Symphony Orchestra, and later tutored and conducted several of the groups within the Sydney Youth Orchestra Association. She also taught at Sydney Grammar School before moving to Brisbane in 1988. At present, she holds the position of Director of Strings and Instrumental Music at Somerville House Girls’ School and conducts and oversees the school’s String Orchestras. There are over 500 students in the instrumental music program, which includes more than 200 string players from Year 3 to Year 12. All of the string ensembles have been successful in competitions over the years and the senior group, Somerville Strings, was the winner of the 2004 Orchestra Australia Award for excellence in school orchestral music.

In addition to her teaching commitments at Somerville House, Loreta was the President of AUSTA Queensland (Australian Strings Association) from 2001 to 2004 was the National President from 2005 to 2007. At the 2015 AUSTA National Conference Loreta was presented with the AUSTA National Award in Recognition and Appreciation for Outstanding Service within the String and Music Community of Australia. She has taught at the Queensland Young Conservatorium, lectured in String Pedagogy at the University of Queensland and is a Violin and Viola Examiner with the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). Loreta has conducted workshops for the Australian Strings Association and the Australian Band and Orchestras Association. She has presented at National Austa String Conferences and in 2009, presented at the American String Teachers Association Conference in Atlanta. Loreta has tutored at numerous music camps, including the Education Department’s Most Outstanding Students’ Program and is in demand as a guest conductor for school festivals. She has published a series of over 50 pieces for young string ensembles. Loreta is an experienced adjudicator, having adjudicated at all major Queensland festivals and competitions, including the Australian Academy Festival of Music, the Gold Coast’s Tropicarnival, the Catholic Schools’ Music Festival, the Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod, the Golden Fiddle Awards and the Australian Strings Association’s Junior and Senior String Competitions. In 2015 she was invited to conduct the String Orchestra at the Queensland State Honours Ensemble Program.

Loreta has played violin and viola in many freelance professional productions at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, including Les Miserables, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, The King and I, The Wizard of Oz, Phantom of the Opera and the English Ballet’s production of Swan Lake. She has also worked with many well-known artists, such as Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Shirley Bassey, Jerry Lewis, Gene Pitney, Kate Ceberano Sarah Brightman, Rod Stewart and Marina Prior and played in the Brisbane season of The Main Event, starring John Farnham, Olivia Newton John and Anthony Warlow. She also performed in the Brisbane season of The Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman. Loreta has been Principal Violist with the Queensland Pops Orchestra for over 10 years.

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