AUSTA QLD

 

AUSTA Q Upcoming Events:

Brisbane Events

SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY – AUSTA Q Reading Day and AGM

SATURDAY 13 & SUNDAY 14 APRIL – AUSTA Q Mini-Conference

FRIDAY 12 JULY – AUSTA International Touring Artist 2024: Barry Green Concert – The Four Elements

SATURDAY 13 JULY – AUSTA International Touring Artist 2024: Barry Green – Workshops

SATURDAY 27 JULY – AUSTA Q Concerto Championship

SUNDAY 28 JULY – AUSTA Q String Festival

SATURDAY 14 & SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER – AUSTA Q Professional Weekend

SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER – AUSTA Q International Reading Day on Zoom

Regional Events 

To be confirmed early 2024

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July – AUSTA Q Strings Festival and Concerto Championship

For full details and to register click this link.

AUSTA Q’s annual Strings Festival and Concerto Championship is on again!

No matter whether your child is a beginner or more advanced (and some will have just learnt to play open strings!) AUSTA Q String Festival offers them the opportunity to perform a solo accompanied by a professional accompanist in front of a small, supportive audience of family, friends and peers. They will receive a constructive, encouraging adjudication report from one of AUSTA’s many teachers and also a fabulous, shiny trophy to take home!

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 July – AUSTA International Touring Artist Barry Green

Friday 12 July – Barry Green Concert: The Four Elements

Saturday 13 July – Barry Green Workshops

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 April – AUSTA Q Mini-Conference

AUSTA Q is very excited to be presenting Ed Le Brocq as the keynote speaker at the AUSTA Q Mini-Conference 2024.

Ed Le Brocq is a musical adventurer, teacher, writer, broadcaster and transgender man. He was born on the White Cliffs of Dover and began playing music when he was six years old. He studied viola in Manchester, Berlin and London, and played professionally in the UK and Hong Kong. After a decade of performances throughout Asia, including for the Hong Kong Handover in 1997, Ed decided on a new path, literally, and travelled by bicycle from England to Hong Kong, with only a violin for company. The journey took him a year and went through Europe, Iran, Pakistan, India and China. The trip was eventually chronicled in Cadence, Ed’s first book and a national bestseller.

After immigrating to Australia in 2003, and after a character-building year scrubbing dishes in St Kilda, Ed eventually began broadcasting with ABC Classic FM. He spent many years hosting the cult hit breakfast programme and doing things like cycling to the source of the Ganges in his spare time.

After more than a decade in the ABC studios, Ed decided he needed to get out and about again and applied for a job teaching cello to street children and orphans at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul. Eddie’s second book Danger Music is about this turbulent, life-changing year, where he survived the threat of bombs, kidnappings, beginner string players and hormone-charged teenagers. It was during this year that Ed finally accepted the man within and began his transition from female to male. Emma became Ed just before his fiftieth birthday. Better late than never.

Ed’s fifth book Sound Bites – Following the Bendy Path of Classical Music from Ancient Times to Today was released in August 2023.

AUSTA Q Reading Day & AGM

AUSTA Q Annual Reading Day & AGM
When: Sunday, 4th Feburary 9am-1pm AEST
Where: 
BBC College Hall
Registration:
 Trybooking click here 
Registration is essential and must close Wednesday 31st January 2024.

AUSTA Q’s hugely popular Reading Day is on again in 2024 ready to take you into the new year. We look forward to welcoming as many pedagogues as possible to this event. While the reading day will have a local focus, a few of the best shortlisted pieces from the International reading day from 2023 will be included. The short AGM will follow the reading day at 12pm. Then we invite you all to catch up with colleagues and friends over lunch kindly supplied by Music Fest.

Sunday, 4 February 2024 – 8:30am for 9am Start.  Feel free to join us for tea and coffee before we start playing. Bring your instruments!

Venue:
Brisbane Boys’ College
College Hall.
Kensington Terrace
Toowong, QLD 4066

Contact Details:
austaeventsqld@gmail.com

Registrations Essential and Close: Wednesday 31st January.

Cost
Members: Free
Non-Members: $40.00

Notices

2024 AUSTA Q Events

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Brisbane Events

SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY – AUSTA Q Reading Day and AGM

SATURDAY 13 & SUNDAY 14 APRIL – AUSTA Q Mini-Conference

SATURDAY 27 JULY – AUSTA Q Concerto Championship

SUNDAY 28 JULY – AUSTA Q String Festival

SATURDAY 14 & SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER – AUSTA Q Professional Weekend

SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER – AUSTA Q International Reading Day on Zoom

Regional Events 

To be confirmed early 2024


North Qld Celebration of Strings

Celebration of Strings 2018

5 Exciting Orchestras!

Workshops Friday 19


Events

July 2024

12jul6:00 pmAUSTA Q: Barry Green Concert The Four ElementsAUSTA International Touring Artist 2024

13jul9:00 amAUSTA Q: Barry Green WorkshopsAUSTA International Touring Artist 2024

27jul12:00 am12:00 amAUSTA Q Concerto Championship 2024

28jul12:00 am12:00 amAUSTA Q String Festival 2024

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September 2024

14sep(sep 14)12:00 am15(sep 15)12:00 amAUSTA Q Professional Weekend

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November 2024

03nov12:00 am12:00 amAUSTA Q International Reading DayOnline via zoom!

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Past Events

July 2023

29jul(jul 29)9:00 am30(jul 30)1:00 pmAUSTA Q Strings Festival and Concerto Championship

September 2023

16sep(sep 16)9:00 am17(sep 17)4:15 pmAUSTA Q Professional WeekendIncorporating Historically Informed Performance Practices into Modern String Teaching with the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

October 2023

28oct9:00 am4:00 pmAUSTA Q Bundaberg Strings Festival

November 2023

05nov9:00 am10:30 amAUSTA Q International Reading Day 23Online via zoom

03novAll Day05AUSTA Q - Celebration of Strings 2023 - Townsville

February 2024

04feb9:00 am1:00 amAUSTA Q Reading Day & AGM 2024

April 2024

13apr(apr 13)12:00 am14(apr 14)12:00 amAUSTA Q Mini-Conference 2024Keynote Speaker: Ed Le Brocq