Wednesday, July 18, 2007
TOP PICTURE: Peter Jacob is one brilliant musician. What this man can do with percussion would make anyone cry. Take one simple drum, add his magic, VOILA!
Peter Jacob studied teaching at Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education. After teaching for three year in primary schools, he studied for a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium. On graduation Peter has worked extensively with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Australian Chamber Orchestra. In 1984 Peter toured with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Zubin Mehta. He has been involved with many contemporary music ensembles such as Synergy and the Seymour Group. Peter has put together a unique percussion rig for Sirocco including : tupan, darrabukka, water drum, Irish Bodhran and Indonesian gongs.
ABOVE: Chia is a guest musician, and one very talented master flautist.
Chai Chang Ning has been with Sirocco on many tours around Australia and overseas including Taiwan and Hong Kong. He is a master on the Chinese bamboo flute.