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AUSTA is proud to support the following events that will take place around the 2018 National Conference in Perth.


ABODA Conducting Masterclass with Mark Laycock

Saturday July 7th

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Violin and Viola Masterclasses with Brian Finlayson

Saturday July 7th

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A series of public masterclass sessions for violin and viola with Brian Finlayson will be held on Saturday July 7th at Trinity College, East Perth. Intermediate and advanced level string players are encouraged to apply (minimum standard AMEB Grade 3). Players are welcome to present a short piece, excerpt of a work, technical aspect or AYO excerpts to play and receive feedback. Participants will be allocated a fifteen minute timeslot and each masterclass session will feature violinists and violists of mixed playing levels.

Registration for the whole day is now open.

  • $100 whole day price for AUSTA conference delegates and AUSTA members
  • $60 day whole day price for AUSTA and/or Conference Delegate students with ID
  • $80 whole day for all other students
  • Single session tickets available.

Please email louise.sandercock@gmail.com to register as a participant, or for all enquiries.

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Beethoven Widman Beethoven – The Australian String Quartet concert

Monday July 9th at 7pm

Government House Ballroom

  • Beethoven String Quartet in F major op 135
  • Jörg Widmann String Quartet no 3 Hunt Quartet
  • Beethoven String Quartet in D major op 18 no 3

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Cello Big Day Out

Wednesday July 11th

The AUSTA Big Cello Day Out will be held on July 11 2018 at the University of WA Conservatorium of Music, Crawley.  There will be a variety of activities, including a master class in the evening with WASO soloist and international cellist Pablo Ferrández.     Students of junior, intermediate and advanced level will be invited to apply and participate in a number of activities, including exploration of the AYO audition excerpts for cello.  More detailed information, a timetable, application to perform and registration details for individual sessions are currently being developed.

Registration for the whole day is now open.

  • $100 whole day price for AUSTA conf delegates and AUSTA members
  • Free of charge to all Australian tertiary music students (with ID and proof of current institutional enrolment)
  • $60 day whole day price for AUSTA and/or Conference Delegate students with ID
  • $80 whole day for all other students
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