EmmsNigel Emms

Business & Operations Manager
A former operations and logistics manager for the United Nations which included countries such as Afghanistan, Israel, Syria & Liberia, Nigel brings over 30 years experience in business managment and planning to Torcello Arts. He is an active member of the SES (Victoria) and board member of Western Water (community engagement). Contact Nigel

David BarnardBarnard

Head of Music / Studienleiter
David Barnard has gained a reputation as one of the leading accompanists and opera repetiteurs of his generation, collaborating with many singers & instrumentalists in the UK (where he was based for 13 years) and extensively in Australia. David is an alumnus of the Britten-Pears School (UK) & the Flinders Street School of Music (Adelaide). He is a teaching associate at both the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Contact David


  • To create excellence through collaborations and to maintain strong, national and international links across multiple genres.
  • To energise and inspire every artist that we collborate with and to provide professional developemt alongside their engagement with us.
  • To develop immersive and stimulating performances for the audiences and to build a long term relationship with all of our patrons and sponsors.
  • To explore cross-genre creativity and communicate this to a broader audience whilst building strong educational links with local communities.
  • To assist and encourage all of our artists to engage with the best national and international teachers, directors & coaches globally.

Honorary Patrons

Announced shortly

Sponsors & Patrons

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from companies and private individuals who may be considering making a donation to the education and training opportunities that we have lined up in our current season and beyond. Please contact Nigel Emms if you wish to meet with us to discuss this further.

Australian Industry Associates


International Industry Associates