Samantha is a cellist in the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and has been teaching and performing for over 15 years.
She began studying cello in the Blue Mountains with Barbara Woolley and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2013, after studying with Susan Blake.
In 2012 Samantha performed Schumann's Cello Concerto as soloist with the Blue Mountains Symphony Orchestra.
Whilst at the Conservatorium she had the opportunity to play in masterclasses for European cellists Peter Bruns, and Pieter Wispelwey.
In 2013 and 2014 Samantha was principal cellist in the Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra, and in 2014 she performed as soloist during the Peter Sculthorpe memorial concert broadcast on ABC Classic FM.
In 2015 while she was studying her Masters degree at the Sydney Conservatorium with Umberto Clerici, Samantha was selected as reserve cellist for Sydney Sinfonia. Later that year she played as
Associate Principal in collaboration with Opera Australia and Penrith Symphony Orchestra in 'Opera in Paramatta Park.'
After a short break Samantha returned to performing in 2019, in orchestras, and chamber ensembles around the Sydney region: most
recently the Town Hall Sunset Festival on ANZAC Day 2023 which was broadcast live on Channel 7 TV. She also performed with Australian music legend Darren Coggan in his Cat Stevens show, and with both Damien Leith and Darren Coggan in their Beatles tribute show in Nowra. Samantha is the newest member of Sydney’s 5-piece Baroque band, ‘Balmain Baroque’.


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I really want to thanks a lot for this beautiful opportunity, the performance was great, I'm very happy of that.
I hope to collaborate again with you again in the future.

Matteo Tundo - Composer (Italy) 


­ amazing energy, funding and collecting works is needed to organize and realize an orchestra such as SCO and all these wonderful concerts, you make the quality of music rise in every musical work and there are not a lot of you out there.

Trimor Dhomi - Composer (Kosovo)


"Thank you so much for providing such wonderful opportunities for composers! The December 22 concert marked the first time my music has been performed in Australia. Without SCO’s program I may never have reached this important milestone in my composing career. "
Paul Dice, Composer President, International Friendship Through the Performing Arts)