The Australian Strings Association (AUSTA) is a professional association of players and makers of bowed string instruments which promotes excellence in all aspects of performance, teaching, conducting and string instrument making. AUSTA aims to inspire and support students, amateurs and professionals and also to facilitate communication at local, national and international levels.

AUSTA is a very active member of the CISTA partnership of string associations worldwide. With members throughout Australia and a small international data base we present conferences, workshops and promote goods and services for string players throughout the country. As an information service we work closely with other music associations, the schools and universities, chamber music promoters and symphony


  • Donald Hazelwood OBE AO
  • Eduard Melkus
  • Sheila Nelson
  • Elizabeth Morgan AM
  • Graham Wood OAM
  • John Curro AM MBE
  • Richard Gill OAM