St George’s College is pleased to announce the appointment of Christophe Karas as College Music Director with effect from 3rd October 2017.
Christophe recently completed his postgraduate degree of Master of Music in Choral Studies at the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of St Catharine’s College. Since then he has been the Choir Master at St Mark’s, Cambridge, Director of the Accorde Consort, and a guest conductor and singer in numerous Cambridge choirs.
Christophe graduated with a Bachelor of Music from The University of Western Australia in 2009. Prior to further education at Cambridge, he worked in Perth as a conductor, singer, violinist and educator. He was the Director of Music at Christ Church Claremont from 2013 to 2015, and successfully developed choral programs there. He has sung for the St George’s Cathedral Choir and the St George’s Cathedral Consort, and conducted and sung for the Giovanni Consort. Christophe has been a violinist in professional symphony and chamber orchestras across Australia, and has worked as a violin and strings’ teacher in Western Australia and England.
Christophe will be resident at St George's College, and will combine with Resident Music Fellow Raymond Yong, Music Fellow Paul Wright, and Director of the Winthrop Singers Dr Nicholas Bannan in further developing the music program at the College.
Mark Coughlan, Chairman of the St George's College Music Advisory Board, commented:
"With his experience of music program innovation and management in Perth and Cambridge, Christophe is ideally qualified to lead and to develop further the exciting chamber music and choral activities at St George's College. He epitomises the dynamic musical contribution that Western Australians are making to music here and internationally. Hi has a great commitment to classical music in Western Australia and, particularly, to developing the talents of young musicians and providing performance opportunities for them. We're looking forward to him joining us in October."