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Chief Executive Officer – Kate Lidbetter

Kate oversees all areas of Symphony Services International’s business.  She is responsible for strategic planning and development of the company, and works closely with all team members to ensure smooth delivery of services and products.  


Kate Lidbetter has worked for a variety of arts organisations over the past 20 years. Roles have included General Manager of the Sydney Children’s Choir, Artistic Administrator of the Australian Youth Orchestra and Artist Development Manager of Symphony Australia. From 2005 to 2008 Kate was Director of the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts, the federal government’s arts funding and advisory body. She returned to Symphony Australia in the role of CEO in late 2008. Kate has sat on a number of arts panels, committees and boards and is the Company Secretary of Symphony Services International.


1989 – Bachelor of Arts (Music, English), University of Sydney
1994 – Graduate Diploma in Arts Management, University of Technology Sydney
1999 – Masters in Policy, University of NSW

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Artistic Administration

Artist Services Manager – Tara Ende

Artist Services Co-ordinator – Erica Dawkins

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Publications and Research

Publications Co-ordinator – Lorraine Neilson

Lorraine researches and coordinates content relating to concert programs, including artist biographies, program notes, and licensing of texts and images. She has an interest in contemporary music genres and has written for jazz, pop and musical theatre programs produced by the Symphony Services International Member orchestras.


Lorraine studied piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and performed and arranged for local groups before embarking on a career administering the European Social Fund in the UK. She returned to music in 2001 and taught piano before relocating to Australia in late 2005. She joined Symphony Services International in February 2006.


1988 – BA (Hons) Economics, Strathclyde University, Glasgow
2004 – DipABRSM (Piano Performing), Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
2005 – BA (Hons) Applied Music, Strathclyde University, Glasgow

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Music Library

Library Manager – Vi King Lim

Vi King supervises all areas of the Music Library at Symphony Services International including music hire, publishing and acquisitions. He works closely with the librarians of the member orchestras on a daily basis to serve their print music requirements.


Vi King Lim first worked at Symphony Australia as Library Assistant and Music Librarian, 2001-2004. He then went on to become the Librarian of the Australian Chamber Orchestra until 2006 and returned to Symphony Services International in 2009 as Library Manager. Vi King studied Javanese gamelan and dance in Surakarta, Indonesia from 1995 to 1997 and was Artistic Director of Langen Suka Sydney Gamelan Association for ten years. He also studied Gregorian chant at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, 2007-2008 and is the founder and Musical Director of Schola Caeciliana, a women’s chant choir. Vi King has been an organist at St Benedict’s Church since 2005. He speaks Italian and Indonesian.


1995 – Bachelor of Music with Honours (Composition), University of Sydney
2004 – Master of Music (Composition), University of Sydney

Library Coordinator – Geordie Marsh

Geordie provides  sheet music to community, school and professional orchestras. He also provides operational support to the Library Manager  as well as maintaining the library collection through cataloguing and repairs.      




2015 – Bachelor of IT (Games and Graphics Programming), RMIT

Library Assistant – Mary-Ann Mead

As a part-time Library Assistant, Mary-Ann handles many aspects of the day-to-day running of the Music Library at Symphony Services International.


Mary-Ann has a Diploma in Music Education from the Sydney Conservatorium majoring in violin and piano.

After extensive experience teaching music in high schools particularly rural NSW, she decided on a career change and has worked as a full time and later part-time music librarian for the Sydney Symphony, a position which she currently still holds.

Mary-Ann has joined the Symphony Services staff as a part-time library assistant bringing her considerable experience and knowledge to the team.


1978 – Diploma of Music Education Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Library Assistant – Sharlene Sinnott

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Finance Manager – Dilek Henderson

Dilek is responsible for all the financial aspects of the organisation, also ensuring that the board’s requirements for quality financial information are met. One of her key roles is to provide support and improvement to business services.


Previously, Dilek served as the group accountant for the ABC Concerts Division, reporting to ABC Finance. She was heavily involved in the process of corporatisation and the formation of Symphony Services Australia. She has over 25 years’ experience in financial management and reporting.


B.Econ. (Accounting Major)
Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants

Artist Finance Officer – Teresa Majewski

Teresa administers contract payments to international non-resident conductors and soloists, applies for and obtains their Tax File Numbers (TFNs) and Australian Business Numbers (ABNs), ensures artists’ costs are invoiced to orchestral companies and other co-presenters, and maintains all artists’ transactions in a general ledger system. Teresa is also responsible for full function payroll administration for Symphony Services International.


Teresa has over 20 years’ experience in finance and payroll. Some of her previous roles include working for Unisys Australia as Accounts Payable Supervisor; for international public relations consultancy Hill and Knowlton as Senior Accounts Payable/Payroll Administrator; as Outsourcing Payroll Administrator at Micropay; and as Senior Payroll Administrator at Bidvest. Teresa joined Symphony Australia in November 2009.


1975 – Diploma, College of Economics, Wroclaw, Poland
Various payroll and taxation training courses
Member of The Association for Payroll Specialists

Accounts Payable Officer – Zofia Bryla

Zofia is responsible for the control and maintenance of accounts payable and receivable. Zofia also ensures the effective storage and retrieval of financial documentation for monitoring financial information so that it can be used in conjunction with management for internal and external auditing requirements.


Zofia Bryla has seen multiple changes within the company. Twenty years ago she started out in finance with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). During this time she was employed in multiple finance positions in both the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Concerts National Office, continuing with Symphony Australia, the forerunner of Symphony Services International.  Zofia is a native speaker of Polish.


1973 – Graduate Diploma of Technical Education, Poland
1988 – English Language Diploma – Adult Education Centre, Sydney
1989 – Advanced Certificate in Secretarial Studies, Randwick College

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