Sue Goessling has enjoyed an extensive career as a pianist and accompanist for an enormously wide variety of concert-work, as a rehearsal repetiteur both for opera productions and choral works and as an audition accompanist.
Her background includes piano and classroom music teaching at HEIDELBERG OLMC, ST. LEOS COLLEGE, LUTHER COLLEGE and LOWTHER HALL ANGLICAN GRAMMAR SCHOOL in Melbourne.
Her early professional engagements as a repetiteur and accompanist were for the VICTORIAN BOYS’ CHOIR with which she toured interstate and throughout Victoria and for the ROYAL MELBOURNE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY for whom she was rehearsal pianist for such works as Handel’s MESSIAH, Verdi’s REQUIEM and the Fauré and Brahms REQUIEM as well as appearing in countless performances as an orchestral pianist for this same organisation.
Sue Goessling has, since that time, gone on to be regularly engaged as the official accompanist for OPERA AUSTRALIA’s VICTORIAN SCHOOLS TOURING COMPANY, first in 1985 and 1986 and then in each consecutive year from 2005 to 2011 for its productions of HANSEL & GRETEL, THE MAGIC FLUTE, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, CINDERELLA, THE SOUND GARDEN and SID THE SERPENT.
Her other regular engagements have included PROMAC PRODUCTIONS’s performances in the MORNING MELODIES series of concerts in the VICTORIAN ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS CENTRES venues throughout the state, as part of which commitment she has played regularly for full-scale shows such as PIRATES OF PENZANCE, HMS PINAFORE and THE MIKADO and for such artists as Dennis Olsen, Phillip Gould and soprano, Judy Glen.
She was also, over a number of years, Judy Glen’s regular accompanist for her performances at corporate functions and festivals in Victoria of such programs as HOW TO AGE DISGRACEFULLY and BOLD AS BRASS.
Sue Goessling’s recent engagements also include being pianist for STYLE MUSIC, accompanying such concert productions as THE ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN SONGBOOK, ALMOST ANYTHING GOES – THE LIFE STORY OF COLE PORTER and MY FAIR LADY.
She is pianist for OPERA PLUS which provides opera entertainments for functions and corporate events and for TRIO GRANDE and ELASTIC BAND both which provide instrumental music for weddings, parties and functions and which recently recorded a fundraising CD for the ROYAL CHILRENS’ HOSPITAL.
She is currently official repetiteur and accompanist for the RMIT CHOIRS conducted by Faye Dumont.
She returned to OPERA AUSTRALIA’s VICTORIAN SCHOOLS TOURING COMPANY for its season of THE BARBER OF SEVILLE during 2013 and was engaged by the company again, for its 2015 schools touring season of HANSEL & GRETEL and 2016 season of EL KID.
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