About Eugenie Teychenné

Eugenie is a violinist, teacher and composer. After completing a Bachelor of Music at Melbourne University, Eugenie worked as a violinist in many professional orchestras, special highlights being performances with the Bolshoi Ballet and the World Stars Ballet on their visits to Australia. She also played in numerous Music Theatre productions such as the Melbourne seasons of Les Misérables as co-leader and The Phantom of the Opera at The Princess Theatre.

Music education has been an important aspect of Eugenie’s life since the day she saw the first touring group of Suzuki students from Japan in the late seventies. She studied the Suzuki method and later became a founding member of the Suzuki Association in Melbourne. She has fond memories of the inspiring workshops given by Dr Suzuki during his visits to Australia in those early days.

Throughout the eighties, Eugenie worked as assistant to film composer, Bruce Smeaton, in Australia, London and Los Angeles. She worked on many feature films including Fred Schepisi’s Roxanne and Iceman, valuable experiences which fuelled her passion for music composition.

Eugenie is composer and author of the Possum books for violin, viola and cello. She currently teaches violin and viola in several schools in Melbourne and at her private studio in Emerald.