Sandra Nissen – Viola

Where were you born?
Gympie, Queensland

If you weren’t born on the Gold Coast, when did you move here?
Around 2002

Who was your most influential person in terms of your music career?
Mrs Williams – who first taught me to read music

Do you play any other instruments?
Organ, Clarinet, Singing

What is your occupation?
I work in education.

What other ensembles have you played in or been a part of?
Gympie Youth Music Society, Wide Bay Regional Orchestra, Canberra Community Orchestra

What are some of your other interests outside of the orchestra?
I like reading, traveling, singing.

What is your favourite part about playing in the GCPO?
The chance to play great music and the friendly people in the group.

How long have you been playing in the GCPO?
10 years

What is your favourite style of music?
Classical, Baroque

What has been you favourite work performed with the orchestra?
Hard to say – I like the songs from movies and also the Brandenburg Concerto, and when we perform pieces written or arranged by members of the group.