Tarryn received professional classical music training under scholarship at the prestigious Perth Modern School. As a violinist, Tarryn has performed in a range of private functions including gallery openings, weddings, corporate events and funerals. Tarryn has also performed in a variety of orchestral and ensemble works at the Perth Concert Hall, His Majesty's Theatre, Perth Government House, the Perth Entertainment Centre and the Burnie Arts and Function Centre.
Murray joins the Tarkine Strings team as a guitarist, cellist and bassist. Murray enjoys exploring the range and musical diversity of cello, bass and guitar including classical, blues, jazz and contemporary repertoires. He is our resident luthier and takes great pleasure in restoring antique violins, violas and cellos.
Josie has been playing violin since the age of 11. She graduated with a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Visual) with Honors and has been teaching violin in Tasmania since 2009. Josie is an award-winning artist and has also played in a number of chamber and orchestral ensembles in Northern Tasmania.
A self-taught singer-songwriter, Michael's live repertoire includes acoustic interpretations of popular music genres, interspersed with songs chosen from his own catalogue. His compositions usually draw on social themes or personal experiences, expressed through acoustic guitar and meaningful lyrics. Michael published his first novel in 2017, which accompanied a music CD of self-compositions that related to the story line. Michael is currently working on several other works, both music and creative writing. He has also enjoyed experience as an MC at weddings and other engagements.
Emma has been playing violin since the age of four. She has performed extensively at venues across the North West coast of Tasmania. Emma has been especially commissioned to perform at a range of events including weddings and gallery openings. As a soloist, Emma presents a musical maturity beyond her years and is devoted to compositions of Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart. Yet, she also enjoys performing interpretations of contemporary pieces with our string quartet and rocks Grappelli lead breaks in our Gypsy Jazz band.
Virginia de Groot
Virginia is a graduate of Pure Mathematics from the University of Tasmania. Yet music is so intertwined with mathematics, she quickly discovered her passion for the cello. As a cellist, Virginia has performed in a number of orchestral and chamber groups in Tasmania whilst also touring Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic in 2016. Virginia continues to teach cello, violin and viola in Northern Tasmania.
Philip is a graduate of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music where he studied viola and classical guitar. He has been teaching strings and performing on the North West Coast since 1980. Philip's career highlights include conducting his students in performances of Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Fourth Piano Concerto and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. His repertoire includes Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert String Quartets. Philip has a long list of music publications and is able to arrange popular music for strings if required.