Support, relationships, facilitation and resourcing: the TYO staff team are there to manage a complex web of moving parts, keep operations running smoothly and ensure everyone involved with TYO has what they need to make glorious music!
More broadly, management has a responsibility to TYO’s financial supporters and the wider family of TYO stakeholders, to ensure day to day work is consistent with TYO’s values and vision – as well as oriented towards growth and sustainability.
TYO is also extremely fortunate to benefit from the efforts and goodwill of many volunteers from the wider TYO family. We couldn't do it without you!
Christopher Bearman OAM
TYO Chief Conductor
Christopher was born in Chichester, Sussex UK. His music education was at Dartington College of the Arts and the Guildhall School of Music (London) where he studied violin with Eli Goren. Following his graduation, he was a professional violinist based in London for more than 20 years, playing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Mozart Players; English Sinfonia and other leading ensembles. On moving to Australia in 1994, Christopher taught at Newcastle Conservatorium NSW.
Chief Executive Officer
Kyna is a management, communications and engagement specialist with extensive experience as a lead manager on complex private and public-sector projects. A published writer and researcher, Kyna believes passionately in the value of lifelong musical education and involvement. Kyna has worked within a range of sectors, including health, community and government relations, infrastructure, funding development, education and research.
TYO Team Member
Alexander is a TYO alumnus currently working as a freelance conductor, specialising in ballet. Born in Brisbane, he studied both music and astrophysics at UQ before moving to Tasmania where he completed a Master of Music at UTAS in orchestral conducting with maestro Johannes Fritzsch. While in Tasmania, he was principal oboist of the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra before joining the TYO Team.