The Recreate Project


Rollin Zhao

First violin

Rollin is a violinist with a funny name. A recent graduate of the University of Queensland, Rollin is both excited and terrified of what happens next. He is an Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist for 2017, and is looking forward to touring with the ACO Collective throughout regional Australia in the latter half of year. During this time, he will also be undertaking postgraduate studies at UQ, and is very fortunate to be a recipient of a Research Training Program Scholarship.


Rollin particularly enjoys the collaborative aspect of discovering, making, and sharing music together with others. As an orchestral musician, he has played with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra, and led the UQ Symphony Orchestra as concertmaster in 2016 and 2012. A recent highlight for Rollin was a performance of the Bartok Second String Quartet with Josephine Chung, Beth Condon, and Simon Svoboda, at the Cuskelly College of Music Sound Thinking Summer School in January 2017. He really thinks playing chamber music is the best thing in the world and hopes to continue making, discovering, and sharing this through The Recreate Project.

andrew Hathway


Simon Svoboda


Simon Svoboda is a versatile musician who is active in many different genres, such as classical, improvisatory, alternative and folk music. Simon is currently in his fourth year of a Bachelor of Music studying with Patrick Murphy.


Simon has performed with orchestras such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra and various other organisations. While enjoying playing in orchestral settings, performing chamber music and solo repertoire is perhaps Simon's biggest love. At the beginning of 2017, Simon performed Bartok's Second String Quartet with Rollin Zhao, Josephine Chung and Beth Condon. Simon is very excited to be a part of the Recreate Project, and can't wait to share the love of music alongside three wonderful musicians.

Elle Hill

Second violin


Eleanor started playing violin when she was four-years-old because her parents really wanted one of their children to play an instrument. She is the youngest of five children and the only one with any musical talent. She is currently in her third year of study of a Bachelor of Music at the University of Queensland, studying violin performance under Associate Professor Adam Chalabi. While Eleanor is only 20-years-old she has been fortunate to travel extensively as a violinist. Notable experiences include being invited to partake in the New York University Winter Music Program and performing with the Australian Youth Orchestra across Germany, The Netherlands and China. She has been the  Concertmaster of the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster of Pulse Chamber Orchestra, Principal 2nd violinist of the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra. In her first year of study, Eleanor won both string prizes at the University of Queensland and was a finalist in the 4MBS Musica Viva Chamber competition. In 2017 Eleanor was invited to perform in the emerging artists festival at the Lucas Parklands. Eleanor has recently completed an internship with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She is excited about being invited to perform with QYS for Queensland Ballet's upcoming performances of The Nutcracker.


Eleanor is excited about the unique possibilities The Recreate Project has to demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of music.

Actively involved in the music scene around Brisbane and surrounds, Andrew Hathway has studied Viola at the Queensland conservatorium under the guidance of Ms Elizabeth Morgan and has also had lessons with the acclaimed professor Gehard Schultz (Austria)and Geza Sulvey (Finland). In 2015, Andrew became an emerging artist with the Camerata of St Johns and has played in many concerts with them since. In 2012, Andrew was part one of the inaugural recipients of the Jani Haenki prize. Andrew has also played and participated in many orchestras and music programs both nationally and internationally. These include the Australian Youth Orchestra programs, AISOI, the Great Wall International Music Academy, Nurmes summer music chamber school just to name a few. Andrew has also been the recipient of a number of scholarships including the Harmer Memorial Scholarship two years running.




Composer and PRODUCER

Joshua Rivory is an emerging composer, producer and musician, whose compostional style is heavily influenced by prog-rock and post-rock genres, but with an addcition to lush synths. Inspired to pursue music to a higher level, Joshua completed a Bachelor of Music (Composition) with first class honours from the University of Queensland in 2014 under the guidance of Robert Davidson. He is planning to continue his academic studies and undertake a PhD in Music compostion in 2018 at the University of Queensland. He is the recipient of many awards in composition. Most recently he has been commisioned to compose two pieces of work for the 2017 Queensland Music Festival. Over the last few years he has thrown himself into more popular mediums releasing a number of EPs, mutliple singles and  has produced EPs for other artists. He is a founding member, synth player and producer in psych-indie-rock band Wasp Aerobics and ambient-jazz outfit Biology of Plants, a cellist in Boss Moxi, and is also known for electronica-dance production under the moniker Ted van Jun.