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.
The left hand – harnessing the power of the thumb
Professor Jan Sedivka, who had few peers in his knowledge of the workings of the left hand, left an important legacy of thought on the subject. Here are some of his ideas on tackling the problem of left hand asymmetry. Gleaned from my experience in teaching as his assistant for ten years and also from the video tapes he made in the early eighties, this brings together at least some of his ideas in what I hope will be an ongoing set of articles. In playing the instrument, we are required to reach a note or a group of notes…
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…
AUSTA NSW Report May 2018
NSW Report May 2018 We have had a quiet start to the year as we have had a change of president and some new committee members so we have had a lot to learn very quickly. We have a busy few months ahead, with our annual String Festival in June and a pedagogy talk by Goetz Richter in May. Some highlights of the year which are already planned are masterclasses with Robin Wilson and Julian Smiles, and a viola day with Roger Benedict. Caron Chan is going to give an AMEB workshop in July and we are hoping to have…