The Bonito String Quartet & Ensembles are made up of experienced, award-winning young musicians who have graduated from Australian Conservatoriums and toured throughout the world.
Verity has been passionately devoted to music since beginning piano at age 2. After receiving a flute and later a 5 year violin scholarship at Heritage College, she successfully completed her Diploma of Music at the Elder Conservatorium of Music and Bachelor of Music Performance and Pedagogy majoring in Classical Violin at the Queensland Conservatorium.
Her orchestral and chamber performance highlights include employment as contract musician for Queensland Pops Orchestra, associate concertmaster position for the Queensland Philharmonic as well as collaboration with Australian String Virtuosi (Azerbaijan tour for Baku International Music Festival 2O14), Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Burnside and Elder Conservatorium Symphonies, Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra (including paid touring), Queensland Conservatorium Symphony, Opera, Concertos, Divertimenti String and Chamber Orchestras, Queensland and Elder Conservatorium Chamber ensembles including string quartets, quintet, violin/harp/flute trio (Winner of Balaklava Eisteddfod in 2O1O) and Baroque ensemble.
Verity manages the Bonito String Quartet & Ensembles and has been touring New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, Israel and India and since 2OO9 with performances involving soloists or combinations of strings, wind, brass, keyboard and voice.
As a private tutor to over 1OO violin and viola students as well as string teacher for 4 Southern Cross Catholic Colleges, Australian Academy of Music and Starshine Music Studio, Verity is known as a highly motivated conductor and string teacher with a patient, genuine care for each student.
Currently a member of the Queensland Youth Symphony, Brijette Tubb has performed as Principal and Second Flute in the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber Orchestras; the University of Southern Queensland Orchestra and Wind Band; and the Queensland Youth Orchestras.In 2O11 she attended the Australian Youth Orchestra's National Music Camp, performing as Principal and Second Flute in the Alexander Orchestra.Also in 2O11, she successfully auditioned for an internship with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra; was the winner of the Brisbane Eisteddfod Open Instrumental Soloist and the James Carson Memorial Flute Prize; and was a semi-finalist in the Australian Flute Festival Flute Competition.
Brijette Tubb completed a Bachelor of Music with distinction at the University of Southern Queensland; a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Advanced Flute Performance at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University; and a Master of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. She holds her AMusA and LMusA (awarded with distinction) from the AMEB, performing as a soloist by invitation at the 2O11 AMEB Diploma Concert and Awards Ceremony. She has studied with Karen Lonsdale, Gerhard Mallon, Denis Bouriakov, Patrick Nolan, and Michael Cox. She currently teaches at Nudgee Junior College and in her private studio.
Joel Woods is a young classical guitarist in the early stages of his musical career spanning a variety of genres including classical, jazz, flamenco and folk music. In 2O12 Joel graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Master of Music studies in guitar performance under the tutelage of internationally known guitarist Julian Byzantine, and has since performed as a soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Mandolin Orchestra and as a Spanish guitarist with the "Portraits of Spain" exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery. Joel is kept busy musically with various ensembles in Brisbane including Bonito String Quartet & Ensembles and currently leads Queensland Mandolin Ensemble and conducts the Brisbane Mandolin Ensemble.
His superb guitar was made in the Blue Mountains by luthier Kim Lissarrague in 2O1O
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