Chapter Report January 2020

In the end of 2019 , AUSTA NSW was busy with several events , including:
 masterclasses with Ole Bohn and Julian Smiles – both held at the Sydney Conservatorium
Repertoire reading day and workshop with John Ockwell – held at the Sydney Sring Centre
A collaborative event with ABODA NSW on building string programs in schools , presented by Anne Sweeney
Our committee currently remains the same and we will be having our AUSTA NSW  AGM meeting on the 23rd of February , which will include a guest speaker , Dr Kasniathan , who is a renowned Psychiatrist. He will be delivering a talk on teacher well being and good practises for mental health when teaching.
2020 is looking exciting with a number of events being booked in , including masterclasses and workshops with Janet Davies , Fintan Murphy and Goetz Richter at the Sydney Conservatorium , Our String Festival in June and the Barry Green masterclasses and workshops in May.


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 the concertmaster of the SSO, Andrew Haveron give a masterclass as well.

This year, we are sponsoring the St George Eisteddfod with a $1000 prize for their Concerto Competition.

Our Reading Day will be in October and a special ensemble workshop.

Hopefully by the end of the year, AUSTA NSW will have a much bigger profile and we will start to grow the string community into a dynamic and diverse tour de force!

Cecilia Bers


december 2020

09dec7:30 PM9:00 PMAUSTA NSW String Pedagogy WorkshopOnline event - Zoom link sent upon registration

Past Events

october 2020

14oct7:30 PM9:00 PMAUSTA NSW String Pedagogy WorkshopOnline event - Zoom link sent upon registration

august 2020

12aug7:30 PM9:00 PMAUSTA NSW String Pedagogy Online Workshop with Janet DaviesOnline event - Zoom link sent upon purchase

12aug7:30 PM8:30 PMAUSTA NSW String Pedagogy Online WorkshopOnline event - Zoom link sent upon registration

june 2020

21jun9:00 AM4:00 PMAUSTA NSW String Festival (Cancelled)

may 2020

31may10:00 AM12:30 PMWorkshop day with Barry Green (Cancelled)

april 2020

29apr6:00 PM8:00 PMMasterclass with Fintan Murphy

february 2020

23feb10:30 AM12:30 AMMusic Teacher Wellbeing with Dr Kasinathan & AUSTA NSW AGM

november 2019

10nov10:00 AM1:00 PMThe Austa NSW Repertoire DayGuest Conductor John Ockwell