AUSTA Patron Richard Gill Honoured
AUSTA patron Richard Gill has recently received an Arts Leadership Award.
Angus McPherson’s article, recently published in Limelight tells the story.
‘Let It Flow!’
Have you ever played your instrument and become so completely immersed in its sound that it becomes a purely sensory experience? This is essentially what happens when you are ‘practising-in-flow’, a skill developed by German violinist/psychologist Andreas Burzik to help musicians both practise and perform. Recently I spent a day with him in Bremen (Germany) learning this technique. By practising-in-flow you learn to not only ‘play’ your instrument but to ‘feel’ it. It is a way of practising based almost entirely on sensory input rather than mental instructions. You learn to trust your body to tell you what it needs….
Loreta Fin 2018 Conference notes retraction
It has come to my attention that one of the papers I authored and presented at the 2018 AUSTA National String Conference in Perth and included on the AUSTA Website Resources page was flagged as problematic with regards to copyright and permission of some elements of the content. The paper indeed contained images that acknowledge the author Barbara Barber, but did not thoroughly refer to copyright, and indeed permission had not been sought from the author for the use of the images in the paper. My intention in including the images was simply to support the concepts and make delegates…
AUSTA ACT Report
We have had a fairly quiet start to the year with just one event so far. We held a Bowing Workshop with Rosemary Macphail presenting a session called ‘To Bounce or Not to Bounce – That is the Question?’ A variety of violinists, both teachers and students and some cellists came and found that 2 hours disappeared very quickly when discussing the intricacies of bowing! Everyone found it a most worthwhile workshop, thanks Rose. Now we are in the midst of preparing for our annual String Festival to be held on the first weekend in June. Doreen Cumming, violinist for…