1. Tell us a bit about you?
Allana is a violinist with Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra. She completed a Master of Music Studies at RNCM, Manchester, and completed her prior studies at the Queensland Conservatorium with Elizabeth Morgan AM.
2. What instrument do you play and what's the story behind finding your passion for playing that instrument?
Growing up in Queensland, I'm proud to have come from the fantastic secondary music program of Cairns State High School. Its school symphony orchestra is one of the best in the state and my education there is something that I feel immensely grateful for. It is what set me up for all my future study.
3. What are some of the best venues you have played at in Queensland?
As musicians, we're invited to functions at venues hitherto un-played in for us; the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane is a great space to play in, but there have been wonderful homesteads for 90th birthdays, and once a tiny restaurant in Fortitude Valley for a surprise marriage proposal!
4. What is your favourite event that you like to play for at String Musicians?
Weddings are our main fare at String Musicians Australia and it's always a responsibility and a privilege to make someone's processional, singing and recessional music into something lovely that they can listen to later with pleasure, even after their big day.
5. What are some of the best venues you have played at for these Weddings?
Apart from the myriad non- and de-nominational churches in and around the CBD of Brisbane, parks such as Newstead and New Farm also offer beautiful outdoor wedding settings which are always a treat to play at if the weather holds!