Music Director - Giuliano Di Ienno
Giuliano Di Ienno was born and raised in Civitella Messer Raimondo, a town in the province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Italy. He studied at the Conservatorium of Music “Luisa D'Annunzio” Institute of High Culture in Pescara (Italy), where he achieved the Bachelor of Music (saxophone) in 2013 and the Master of Music (saxophone) with honours in 2015. During his musical studies, he participated in various international saxophone masterclasses deepening his musical and personal training. Giuliano expressed his passion for conducting and education, founding the music school "Amici della Musica" in Civitella Messer Raimondo. As artistic director of the school, he founded and conducted a marching/concert band with about 40 players from 2007 to 2015.
In late 2015 he moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he is currently working at the bilingual school Brunswick South Primary School, as well as music director of the Boroondara Symphonic Band, Melbourne Tramways Band, Veneto Club Melbourne Choir, Casa D'Abruzzo Club Choir and freelancing as a musician, educator and conductor.
Giuliano has held performances in numerous concert halls in Europe and Australia as a soloist with piano, woodwind and symphony orchestra, as well as a chamber musician, musician and conductor of bands.
Assistant Conductor - David Keeffe
David Keeffe is a conductor, composer and horn player, and has conducted a wide range of music groups, from orchestras to opera and choirs. He is music director of Oakleigh Brass, and since 2021 has been conducting the U3A Hawthorn Orchestra. He is also assistant conductor of Boroondara Symphonic Band and the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra. He was honoured to be the music director for Monash Carols by Candelight in December 2017.
As a composer, David is a Represented Artist (Associate) at the Australian Music Centre, and has had works played by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Oakleigh Brass, the Defence Force School of Music Band, Heidelberg Wind Ensember, the Grainger Wind Symphony, the Guildhall School of Music Horn Choir and Sydney’s Bourbaki Ensembe.
Recent works include: The Eternal Triangle and St Kilda, both for symphony orchestra; In Time Like Glass, a song cycle for baritone, oboe and piano; and Pasquino and Neon Lights, both for wind ensemble. His most recently premiered work for brass is For the Fallen, a setting of part of Laurence Binyon’s poem, with solo baritone.
Originally from England, David studied horn, composition and conducting at Trinity College of Music and then at the University of York where he was awarded a BA in music. In more recent times, he was awarded a Fellowship of Trinity College, London in Horn performance and has recently graduated with a PhD in Music Composition at the University of Melbourne, where he also teaches.