Executive Committee (Board)

President: Peter Geroff
Vice-President: John Matthews
Director of Music: John Curro AM MBE
Treasurer: Timothy Kuusik
Secretary: Theo Kotzas
Barbara Tobin
Victoria Whiting
Lana Johnston
Matthew Gamer
Stefani Russo
Nicky Griffith

Administrative Staff

General Manager: Geoff Rosbrook
Administrator: Louise Robinson
Marketing and Events Officer: Joumanna Haddad
Administrative Assistant: Toukie Wood
Venue Manager: Alannah McFadzean
Venue Bookings Manager: Sandra Hall


Queensland Youth Symphony (QYS):  John Curro AM MBE
Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 (QYO2):  Sergei V Korschmin
Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 (QYO3):  Dr Bradley Voltz
Junior String Ensemble (JSE):  Chen Yang
Wind Symphony (WS):  Warwick Potter
Wind Ensemble (WE):  David Law
Big Band (BB):  Bohdan Davison

For biographies of the conductors, please click here.

Tutors, Auditioners, Judges and Accompanists

QYO employs over 70 professional musicians each year as tutors, auditioners, judges for the National Youth Concerto Competition and as accompanists for recitals.


QYO has approximately 100 volunteers who assist with orchestral administration, camps, concerts, tours, catering, fundraising or by offering their expertise in specialised areas, eg. IT, graphic design, instrument and equipment maintenance. 

QYO also has opportunities for students who wish to gain experience in arts administration to volunteer their services to QYO as an office volunteer.

Special thanks to our orchestral administration teams for 2018:


Administrator: Mike Bernays
Asst. Administrator: Jane Bernays
Librarian: Victoria Whiting
Stage Manager: Noel Smith
Asst. Stage Managers: Tim Goodwin, Nancy & Chris Elvin


Administrator: Bronwyn Burgess
Librarian: Lynne Shepherd
Asst. Librarian: Donna Jones
Stage Manager: Frank Dwyer
Asst. Stage Manager: David Jones


Administrator: Kelly Stolz
Librarian: Maria Carolan
Librarian: Leigh Ellen Potter
Stage Manager: Shane Kerr
Asst. Stage Managers: Dush & Tilly Devendra


Administrator: Phil Boyce
Asst. Administrator: Sherrie Blundell
Librarian: Maria Veneris
Asst. Librarian: Sharon Baird
Stage Managers: Chris Reus-Smit & Heather Rae


Administrator: Earl Butterworth
Asst. Administrator: Helen Higgins
Librarian: Lisa Heard
Asst. Librarians: Debby Howse
Stage Manager: Neil Higgins
Asst. Stage Manager: Michael Gagen


Administrator: Elaine Earl
Asst. Administrator: Nicole McPhee
Librarian: Gretchen Bennett
Asst. Librarian: Helen Daniels
Stage Manager: Russel Mellor
Asst. Stage Managers: Andrew McPhee & Alan Earl


Administrator: Russell Luhrs
Librarian: Leanne Parrott
Stage Manager: Kevin Parrott

Chamber Ensembles

Concert Co-ordinator: Nicky Griffith

QYO Library

Librarian: Olga Lipsky