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Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO) is the State's major orchestral training and performance organisation for young musicians aged 7 to 25. Founded by John Curro AM MBE (1932-2019) in 1966, QYO is now under the artistic leadership of Simon Hewett. QYO is renowned as a world-class youth orchestra organisation and a member of Youth Orchestras Australia (YOA), a network comprising the major state youth orchestras of Australia and the Australian Youth Orchestra. QYO currently has seven ensembles: three symphony orchestras, two concert bands, junior string ensemble and big band. Each group has its own program of activities including rehearsals, tutorials, concerts, camps and tours.The Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO) String Quartet consists of advanced musicians from QYO's leading orchestra, the Queensland Youth Symphony.
Bec Mac is an avant-garde artist, creative producer and broadcast presenter, her legendary live art event LOVE TV has been presented Internationally including the City Of New York. This bold, highly entertaining work is renown as an innovative model of Placemaking, community engagement and a pioneer in social media community generated content. Bec Mac’s POPSART revolutionised arts media as the original Australian Live to Facebook art media broadcast working with the likes of QAGOMA, UQ Art Museum, Sydney Contemporary and Museum of Brisbane. In May 2019 McIntosh travelled to the Venice Biennale, with the artist Richard Bell as a Documentation Collaborator for the work EMBASSY 2019. Her latest enterprise Chrysalis Projects sees her developing and creatively directing multiple public art projects including a Vernon Ah Kee Mural and Your Inner Circles -Arts Against Gendered Based Violence campaign. #yourinnercircles