"We feel very lucky to have such a gifted and kind teacher for our son." -Jacqui & Matt
Gillian Pereira is graduate of the ANU School of Music who has been performing and teaching in the Canberra region for over 20 years.
In addition to playing with such diverse groups as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Canberra Bach Ensemble and Earthly Delights, she has served as ‘cellist with Camerata Australia, the Young Australian Concert Artists program and also as a principal cellist with the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Recent collaborations have included performances with the Riverina Chamber Orchestra with artists such as Katie Noonan and Lior, a recording project with the award-winning Australian composer and pianist Sally Greenaway - 'Aubade & Nocturne', and performances in the Riverina Conservatorium Chamber Music Series.
In Canberra and surrounds Gillian performs for the Music Agencies Sweethearts Music, String Musicians Australia, and StringSpace. Gillian is a member of the indie-piano-trio 'Lady Luck', and along with singer-songwriter Marianne Scholem and violinist Vanessa Driver had their debut performance at Smiths in 2017.
Gillian has enjoyed teaching at a number of schools including Canberra Girls Grammar, the Young Regional School of Music, and the Orana Steiner School. She is currently teaching at the Wesley Music Centre, Forrest; Radford College, Bruce; and St Clare's College, Narrabundah.
Gillian and has a particular interest in teaching adults the cello, and enjoys creating a supportive network and performance opportunities for adult cellists. At the annual event for adult string players in Bathurst - 'Let's Play String Workshop'- Gillian tutors cello and also offers yoga classes tailored to musicians.
Gillian is also a registered yoga teacher since 2014, and and as the owner/teacher of Murrumbateman Yoga Studio teaches Hatha yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Gentle Yoga classes in her local community.