One of Australia’s leading Show Choir Directors, Adam founded the first of his choirs, the Divine Divas of Sunbury in 2007.
He has enjoyed an illustrious career as accompanist, choral director, concert pianist and chamber musician, performing as a recitalist throughout Australia, USA, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, China, Japan and New Zealand.
Adam was Musical Director, Pianist and Vocalist with renowned cabaret group ‘Pot-Pourri’ for 10 years, undertaking more than 15 overseas concert tours. During Adam’s competitive career, he amassed over 200 prizes in Eisteddfods throughout Australia. He was also 4th prize winner in the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in Germany, 1991.
For his dedication to the community, Adam reached National Finalist in the 2009 Herald Sun ‘Pride of Australia’ medal for services to the community. Adam is delighted to be attending the Festival of 1000 Voices, 2019, as a Guest Conductor.
Claire Patti is a versatile and passionate musician who has carved herself a career as a choral director, performer, arranger and educator. She directed the Women’s Chorus for the 2018 Melbourne International Singers Festival, and You’re the Voice; a project about speaking up against family violence, featuring choirs from around Victoria. She has toured far and wide with multi-award winning Celtic vocal ensemble Co-cheòl, of whom she is the musical director. Linking in with her passion for Celtic music, she is co-director the Mornington Peninsula Welsh Ladies choir. Claire was a long time member of the prolific Australian choir The Australian Voices, and now freelances as a singer with Melbourne choirs The Consort of Melbourne and Polyphonic Voices. Her musical ventures extend to jazz, soul and popular music, and her latest project, jazz vocal quartet The Velvetones is causing quite a stir on the Australian a cappella scene. Claire believes that there are fewer greater joys than singing in a choir, and wants everyone to experience the endorphins and friendship that singing with others can bring. She is delighted to be conducting the Women’s Chorus for the Festival of 1000 Voices 2019!