Meet The classikON team

Founder: Kate Tribe

Kate’s passion for classical music was fostered by her friendship with her grandfather, Ken Tribe. What he did so well to share his passion was to impart a new piece of information each time they went to a concert together and to encourage gradual knowledge building about one of the things closest to his heart.

Read more about Kate and the founding of classikON here

In July 2020 Kate passed the reins of the classikON to Pepe Newton to focus on her new home base in the NSW Southern Highlands, she continues in a consultative capacity. When not working with classikON she loves gardening, cross stitch making and design and watching cricket.

Managing Director: Pepe Newton

Pepe is an avid classical concert-goer and self-confessed choir nerd, performing and touring with 4 separate Sydney choirs over the last few years. As a previous board member of several small ensembles and organisations she is actively involved in the exciting Australian Arts scene. Taking over the ownership of classikON mid-2020 presented the perfect opportunity for Pepe to join her love of classical music with her ‘real life’ qualifications of business management and administration.

QLD Development and Online: Anne Lee-Archer

Music isn’t just an interest, it is a passion for Anne. She has her A.Mus.A and is an Associate of the Yamaha Music Foundation. She was the Marketing and Audience Development Manager at Musica Viva’s International Concert Season for two years and currently works as a online growth strategy consultant for various businesses around Australia, including piano stores, composers and tuners. When she’s not listening to classical music, she’s out swing dancing and enjoying the jazz scene.

Would you like to join our team?

We’re always looking for more Ambassadors to write about going to concerts and listening to recordings as well as helping with the website and front of house.

Contact us if you’re interested in joining our team.