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Dr Mario Dobernig

Mario Dobernig, Associate Director of Music at St. Andrew’s 

Mario is the Artistic Director and Conductor in Chief for the Art of Sound Orchestra, the Victoria Chorale and co-artistic director of the Albury Chamber Music Festival.

He has conducted among others the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Kapfenberger Symphoniker and Orchestra Calliope, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra’s YMS program, Geelong Symphony Orchestra, and at prestigious venues and festivals in Europe, the Middle East, China and Australia.

Discography includes online releases for ABC Classics and being a featured guest on various radio programs around the globe. He was awarded his PhD in 2014, holds Master degrees in Percussion, Conducting and Musicology as well as Bachelor Degrees in Percussion and Music Education from universities around the globe. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and is an adjudicator for the Belvedere International Singing Competition.

Mario has produced a number of highly successful festivals in in Australia and Austria and also organizes unique exchange tours for cultural groups between Australia and Western Europe. Mario enjoys conversations in English, German, French and Italian, and has a keen interest in geopolitics.

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