The Musica Viva Australia Team


Chief Executive Officer 
Anne Frankenberg

Chief Financial Officer
Michael Brewer

Executive Manager
Trish Ludgate


Artistic Director
Paul Kildea

Artistic Director, Competitions
Wilma Smith 


Director of Concerts & Communities
Katherine Kemp

Senior Operations Manager
Fiona Boundy

Touring & Operations Manager, Concerts
Cat Ashley

Artistic Manager
Luke Iredale

Touring & Operations Manager, Concerts ​
Joe Rossetto

Manager, Special Projects And Regional Touring ​
Patrick Brearley

Concerts and Communities Coordinator
Victoria Parsons Kelly


Director of Emerging Artists
Jennifer Lang

Manager, Emerging Artist Programs
Janet McKay

Emerging Artists Coordinator
Elizabeth Dedman 


Director of Education
Cassandra Lake

Professional Development Manager
Melanie McLoughlin 

Professional Development Coordinator
Kate Goodes

Creative Producer
Isobel Ferrier

Program Coordinator
James Mountain

Education Manager, VIC
Nisha Feik

Education Coordinator, VIC
Molly Jenkins

Education Manager, NSW/NT/TAS
Isabella Mazzarolo

Education Coordinator, NSW/NT/TAS
Julia Potter

Operations and Artist Manager, Education
Anna Griffiths

Operations and Program Coordinator, Education
Freya Miller


Communications and Marketing Director 
Lucy Shorrocks

Graphic Designer
Yuri Huijg

Content and Brand
Harriet Cunningham

Digital Marketing Manager
Leah Phillips

Marketing Executive
Victoria Davies

Concerts Marketing Coordinator
Jen Douglas

Marketing Coordinator
Melanie Stjepanovic

Ticketing & CRM Manager
Sabrina Govic

Database Administrator
Joan Shortt-Smith

Patron Services Coordinator
Jasper Whincop

Patron Services Coordinator
Bill Hockenhull


Director of Development
Zoe Cobden-Jewitt

Individual Giving Manager
Matthew Westwood

Strategic Partnerships Manager​
Mathew Jordan

Senior Development Manager (VIC) 
Irene Ryder

Development Manager (WA) 
Rebecca Shakespeare

Philanthropy Coordinator
Remi Harvey

Trusts, Foundations and Partnerships Coordinator
Rosemary Shaw

Development and Public Affairs Coordinator
Jessica Negus


People and Culture Manager
Jennifer McCleary

IT Administrator
Doug Connor

Phuong Nguyen

Project Accountant
Teresa Cahill

Accounts Administrator
Jenny Lopez

Accounts Administrator /Education Coordinator (Projects)
Matilda Street


Director of External Affairs
Viv Rosman

Public Affairs Manager & ACT Manager 
Leah Blankendaal

ACT State Coordinator 
Olivia Hobbs

QLD State Manager
Paul McMahon

QLD State Coordinator
Alicia Whisson

QLD Administration Coordinator
Chelsea August

SA State Manager
Sandra Taylor

SA State Coordinator 
Zhao Liang

SA Administration Coordinator 
Cecilia Kim

WA State Manager
Helen Dwyer

WA State Coordinator
Hannah Lee Tungate

WA Administration Coordinator
Kieran Lynch


Our volunteers have played an integral role with Musica Viva Australia since its founding in 1945, when European refugees volunteered their time to see their cultural roots flourish in their new country. Today, our volunteers donate their time to roles on committees, administration, and providing specialty services, and we’re hugely grateful for their contributions.

You can find the names of our wonderful volunteers in our Annual Report.