Tamara Gries


Tamara Gries’ musical career enjoyed an auspicious start and early recognition when she won the woodwind section of the ABC Young Performer’s Competition at the state level (in Australia) during the final year of her secondary schooling. This in turn led to an Alliance Française scholarship and an Australia Council bursary for advanced private study in France and England.

During 1981 and 1982 she studied with Michel Sanvoisin and Manfred Stilz in Paris and Professor Rainer Schuelein, then head of the Music Department at the Guildhall School of Music in London.

Since her return to Western Australia, Tamara has formed Musica Bella, an ensemble of variable membership that has been touring South East Asia under the auspices of the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade, commencing with the first musical cultural exchange between Western Australia and Vietnam since the Vietnam War.