About


While Carla has had a comprehensive classical music training, she performs an eclectic mix of styles from free improvisation, baroque music, orchestral playing to world music.

For ten years she was Associate Principal Flute with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, based at the Sydney Opera House and has performed and recorded with many of the best orchestras in Australia including Sydney Symphony, West Australian Symphony, Queensland Symphony. She has also performed with contemporary and world music ensembles including David Ahern’s A-Z Music, the Lindsey Kemp Contemporary Dance Co., Seymour Group, Tango Paradiso, Doyna and Tucana Flute Ensemble.

She continues to perform regularly at festivals and concerts around Australia in various ensembles and as soloist.

Carla is also a multi-award winning film maker and film composer.

Her film production company - See Tea Productions - specialises in the making of arts documentaries and creating music and sound for film.

 

Carla has a special interest in Argentine tango. She travels regularly to Argentina to study and perform both the music and dance. As a dancer, she performs and teaches Argentine tango, and as a musician she is the co-founder of one of  Australiaʼs leading tango orchestras - ʻTango Paradisoʼ

She has a psychology degree from Sydney University, studied music at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, and undertook postgraduate performance studies at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama and baroque flute studies at the Royal College of Music, London. She has a Masters degree in music and film from the Queensland University of Technology and has just completed a Doctorate at the University of Technology, Sydney.

 

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With Michael Askill and friends at Woodford Folk Festival 2012

In Buenos Aires with Tango Paradiso and Facundo Bericat

Woodford Folk Festival 2011 with Tango Paradiso

With Muse Early Music Ensemble at Woodford Folk Festival 2013

Tango Paradiso perfroms for Sydney Tango Milonga in Concord, Aug, 2013.

With Daniel Rojas, Bella Brown, Romano Crivici and Moshlo

With Tango Paradiso at Blue Beat Jazz Club, Dec. 2013

With the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall performing Verdi Requium, 1992

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