AUSTA News 2022

Yvonne Moore & Shannon Luk

June 15th, 2022 by AUSTA Conference

Yvonne Moore & Shannon Luk (Simply for Strings) Keep it Clean: How to care and maintain your stringed instrument This session is sponsored by Simply for Strings Session: Our Care and Maintenance workshops are a fun, engaging and hands-on way to learn how to care for your string instrument! Full of interaction, encouragement and Q&A, these sessions are a fun way for teachers to become even more involved with their instruments and value-adding to their musical journey. Just like cars, string instruments require 6 and 12-month service maintenance to ensure they continue working and moving efficiently and effectively. In conjunction…


Australian String Quartet

June 15th, 2022 by AUSTA Conference

Australian String Quartet Performance & Demonstration From the Page to the Stage – bringing new Australian work to life Session Time: 12.00 midday Monday 4th July Since 1985, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has created unforgettable string quartet performances for audiences around the world. The ASQ is Dale Barltrop (violin), Francesca Hiew (violin), Christopher Cartlidge (viola) and Michael Dahlenburg (cello). Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian flavour, we aim to create chemistry and amplify intimacy through experiences that connect people with string quartet repertoire. From our home base at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music, we…


AUSTA National Administrator – Job Description

September 30th, 2020 by Karen Kyriakou

AUSTA National Administrator   –  Job Description The Australian Strings Association (AUSTA) is a professional association of teachers, 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. The AUSTA Administrator coordinates activities and operations to ensure efficiency within the organisation for AUSTA Members, Chapter Committees and the National Executive. The Administrator is required to work in their own office space and therefore the residential location of the…


SA Mini Conference 14/15/March 20 Report by Samantha Raftery

September 3rd, 2020 by Agnes Weinstein

AUSTA SA Mini Conference 14/15thMarch 2020   Over the course of the mid-March weekend, the South Australian branch of AUSTA was fortunate enough to have Robin Wilson lead us through a mini conference, comprised of presentations, discussions and masterclasses. This provided a wonderful opportunity for young string players to develop their skills as performers. Music educators were also treated to a number of valuable presentations that offered excellent professional development opportunities. Overall, it was pleasing to see a large number of attendees and such positive responses from those who attended.   The first day’s offerings saw an excellent presentation on…


AUSTA Q String Festival and Concerto Competition Now Open!

May 25th, 2019 by Alexander Jamieson

Registration is open for the much anticipated 2019 Strings Festival and Concerto Competition! Head over to the trybooking link below for all the details and information. https://www.trybooking.com/BCJXN


ASQ’s Exclusive 2-4-1 Ticket Offer for Members!

May 16th, 2019 by Karen Kyriakou

The ASQ are offering two tickets for the price of one as an exclusive AUSTA members offer. MOORE – BEETHOVEN – BRAHMS This year the Australian String Quartet commissioned Australian composer Kate Moore to write a new string quartet. Entitled


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