Located in Perth, Western Australia, we are a volunteer-run organisation designed to offer friendly, relaxed an un-auditioned ensemble opportunities for young and old. Our volunteers belong to at least one of the orchestras (and have been known to swap between them!) and their passion for their instrument is second to none.
If you have the enthusiasm to revisit a long lost childhood talent or take up a new challenge, then The Instrumentals is for you!
Our Ensembles are:
- The Dorkestra – an intermediate ensemble for adult string and woodwind players
- The Awkwardstra – an adult string and woodwind ensemble with members working towards being intermediate
- String Beans – for primary school students developing technique and performance skills.
Daemon Clark, Maestro and legendary conductor, specialises in bringing joy to people in the early stages of their playing experience. As well as conducting the String Beans, Harvesters, Awkwardstra, and Dorkestra for the Instrumentals, he takes the Summer Strings at the Perth Summer Orchestra Camp and tutors for the West Australian Youth Orchestra. Daemon teaches violin and takes ensembles at Hale School and is a keen violinist himself, performing regularly at St Mary’s Cathedral and as a member of Mill Point Quartet, Bonsemble and Trio Destello. Daemon's endlessly generous enthusiasm for conducting is much appreciated by us all. Without him we would be much much worse!