Meet Our Musicians

APRIL HUDSON

Cello

April is our wonderful cellist and brings great enthusiasm and a love for performance to every event.  

April is your typical multi-tasker who enjoys the juggle of managing and performing with Shoalhaven Strings, working as an Approvals Coordinator for Tahmoor Coal, and keeping busy raising two cheeky children.  April has performed as a soloist and as part of ensembles in Melbourne, Wollongong, Canberra, Sydney, Japan and New Zealand.  Most notably, she has performed with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, WIN Wollongong Symphony Orchestra, and has worked with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as composer.

JACOB ANTONIO

Violin 

Jacob is our violinist who always brings a sense of humour to every event. 

Jacob has taught music at numerous primary and secondary school in the Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and Goulburn areas since 2011.  Most notably, he has been a long-standing Musical Director of the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra and the Shoalhaven Junior Strings programmes.  He currently leads the second violin section of the Steel City Strings, and when not playing or teaching music, flies planes and competing in nation-wide aerobatic competitions.

JOSEPH THOMPSON

Guitar 

Joseph is our wonderful guitarist who enjoys meeting any musical challenge. 

Joseph lives and breathes music, and is currently employed as a Music Therapist with Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia.  A versatile musician, Joseph is also an accomplished saxophonist, pianist and composer.  As a composer, he has had great success with performances by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Sinfonia, while also having worked with the IHOS Opera Company.