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Mr Constantine Karatenislis

Full Scholarship Recipient Christian College Geelong


Australian Classical Music Competition Finalist


Principal Clarinet Royal Australian Navy Band




Constantine Karatenislis, a highly regarded clarinetist and mentor, brings over eight years of teaching experience to his growing clarinet studio. His journey, fueled by a full-tuition music scholarship at Christian College, Geelong, includes accolades such as being a Finalist in the Australian Classical Music Competition (Regional) 2012 and winning the South Street Woodwind Soloist (Under 18) in 2012. Constantine's passion for the clarinet extends beyond his role as the Clarinet Section Leader in the Royal Australian Navy Band, where he has led his section since February 2018.


His robust performing career, which encompasses roles with esteemed ensembles like the Geelong Concert Band, Monash University Wind Symphony, and Monash Academy Symphony Orchestra, speaks volumes about his expertise. As a reservist for Orchestra Victoria and Principal clarinet of the Royal Australian Navy Band in Melbourne, Constantine continues to contribute significantly to the Australian music scene.

Constantine's commitment to education is evident in his teaching philosophy: "Learning the clarinet was what got me through during a challenging time in my life. Teaching is my means of sharing all the gifts that this art has to offer so that you can enjoy and experience life the best way possible." His teaching methods, including group lessons, one-on-one sessions, masterclasses, and seminars, aim to inspire individuals to develop their inner voice through the clarinet.

Currently based in Sydney, Australia, Constantine Karatenislis is not only a full-time professional clarinetist but also a dedicated educator. Whether performing with the Royal Australian Navy Band, freelancing in various orchestras, or teaching aspiring musicians, Constantine is driven by a passion for music and a desire to share the transformative power of the clarinet.

Sydney School of Music and Fine Arts
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