About TICO

Located in Perth, Western Australia, we are a volunteer-run organisation designed to offer friendly, relaxed ensemble opportunities for young and old – no auditions required! Our volunteers belong to at least one of our orchestras (and have been known to swap between them!) and their passion for their instrument is second to none.

Our 2024 Ensembles are:

The Dorkestra – an intermediate and advanced ensemble for adult string and woodwind players (North Freo)
The Awkwardstra – an intermediate ensemble for adult string and woodwind players (Curtin Uni, Bentley)
String Beans – for primary school students developing technique and performance skills (North Freo)

Our organising committee includes members of the adult ensembles and parents of the children’s ensembles. We know that many hands make light work and greatly welcome new members to join our meetings and participate in keeping our show on the road!

Our 2024 Committee includes:

Musical Director – D. Clark
Chair – C. Colvin
Vice Chair – P. Nikulinsky
Secretary – C. Murata
Treasurer – P. Heard
Enquiries Contact – P. Y. Lee
Dorkestra Coordinator – P. Y. Lee
Awkwardstra Coordinator – L. Verrier
String Beans Coordinator – D. Clark

About our Maestro & Conductor:

Daemon Clark is a violinist, pianist, conductor and graduate of the School of Music at the University of Western Australia. Active as a performer and music educator, he has a passion for nurturing classical music in the community through student and community orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Perth Summer Orchestra Camp, the String Beans, the Awkwardstra and the Dorkestra. He also conducts the WAYO Collegium orchestra. Teaching violin and viola at Hale School, Daemon is also a keen performer, exploring chamber music repertoire with other passionate musicians.