The TYO Team

The TYO team includes General Manager Kyna Hart and Program Coordinator Lauren Foreman, together with team members Alexander Rodrigues, Emily Rieper and Naarah Barnes. Together, the team keep the wheels turning and provide the TYO family with the practical support they need.

Kyna Hart - General Manager

Kyna Hart is a communications and engagement specialist, with extensive experience as a lead practitioner and manager on complex private and public-sector projects. She has worked across a range of sectors including health, community and government relations, infrastructure, funding development and education – with much of her work focussed on supporting and empowering young people. She is an accredited PRIA member (APR) and holds a BA(Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

Originally from Ballarat, Victoria, Kyna was heavily involved as a youth musician in orchestras, early music ensembles, bands and choirs. In 1999, Kyna moved to New Zealand, where she lived and worked for 20 years. Alongside her communications consultancy work, Kyna co-owned and managed a highly successful music tutoring business, which introduced around 1200 New Zealand students to the pleasures of learning music and the joys of performance.

Kyna believes passionately in the value of lifelong musical education and involvement, is delighted to have joined the TYO and is looking forward to working with the TYO family to nurture and support Tasmania’s young musicians in their own musical journeys.

Lauren Foreman - Program Coordinator

After completing a Bachelor of Arts, Arts Management at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Lauren project managed a children’s travelling scientific robotic Dinosaur exhibition (Dinosaurs Alive!), a multi-day Polish Arts Festival (PolArt 2012) and managed the front of house operations at a seven-theatre university complex in Perth, Western Australia.

On the side, Lauren has independently produced and publicised various large and small-scale events including theatre productions with Western Australian independent theatre companies Happy Dagger Theatre Company (The Cockatoos), Deus Ex Machina (Cry Havoc) and monthly storytelling event Barefaced Stories.

After a short holiday to the Apple Isle in 2015, Lauren was drawn to the natural beauty, small community and extraordinary arts scene in Tasmania and moved to Hobart in 2016. She has been grateful to have worked with Village Cinemas and the MONA ferry before starting her role as Program Coordinator with the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra in 2017.

Lauren is thrilled to be a part of the next stage of the TYO’s organisational growth and is excited about contributing to an exceptional program and mission. Although she did play the euphonium in school, Lauren is very happy to leave the instruments to the skilled players and be available to them behind the scenes instead!  

Alexander Rodrigues - Administrative Assistant

2018 Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year Finalist Alexander Rodrigues, has recently completed his Master’s of Music performance degree in Orchestral Conducting with Johannes Fritzsch at the University of Tasmania after completing his Bachelor of Music with Honours degree at the same institution.

Born and brought up in Brisbane, Alexander graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science (Astrophysics) and Arts (Music). Alexander learnt the piano and violin from a young age before learning the oboe followed by the pipe organ. Alexander has been the principal oboist of the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra and the UTAS Conservatorium Orchestra and sings with various choirs around Australia including The Australian Voices and the National Youth Choir of Australia.

Alexander’s interest in conducting began in 2009 and has seen him conduct the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Sinfonietta and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic. Locally, he conducts the Hobart Chamber Orchestra, Derwent Symphony Orchestra while also being the music director and principal conductor of the Tasmanian Medical Orchestra.

Alexander is excited to now be part of the administration team at TYO helping to provide musical ensemble experiences to younger generations. Alexander is also one of the TYO rehearsal conductors so you may also see him in front of an ensemble on the weekend!

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