Erica Collis Oates

Erica is the principal 'cellist of the St Cecilia Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Obscura. She studied under Eugene Canning (Hobart), Madeleine MacKenzie (London) and Derek Aviss (London).

Whilst studying 'cello in London she performed with The Caledonian Orchestra, The Haringey Symphony Orchestra, The London Repertoire Orchestra and The London School of Economics Chamber Orchestra. In 1985, Erica established and co-founded the string orchestra, Sonore Strings, which she continues to conduct. Erica actively supports local productions and has spent over thirty years mentoring string players of all abilities in her private practice and within our many wonderful schools in Northern Tasmania.

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