Karina Di Sisto
Karina currently divides her time between performing, teaching, and caring for her two young daughters. Karina gained her Bachelor of Music at The University of Melbourne where she studied with Raymond Fraser, Arturs Esergalis, Phillip Green, and Josephine Vains. Her experience as a performer initially focused on orchestral playing with ensembles such as Melbourne Sinfonia, Zelmann Symphony, Orchestra 21 and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra including touring China with them. More recently she has favoured chamber music with plenty of private function performances as well as concerts with XL Arts and Valencia String Quartet. Karina also enjoys playing popular styles and is a founding member of the Melbourne Latin ensemble “La Tin Shed Orchesta” with whom she has recorded three albums. Arranging, directing and managing hats were all worn during her time with the ensemble, though they are currently on hiatus while a number of members are travelling or home with babies! Further in this vein she has enjoyed working with singer/songwriter Ghosti and American duo ‘A Winged Victory for the Sullen’. Karina also completed a Diploma of Education at Monash University in 2006 and currently teaches at Canterbury Girls Secondary College and Glen Waverley Secondary College where she enjoys teaching cello and double bass as well as directing ensembles.