AUSTA TAS – 2022 Update

Ending the very difficult Covid-19 state restrictions, AUSTA TAS is back hosting events for young students, adult players and teachers. Please SAVE THESE DATES and we will be in touch soon with confirmation and details!


String Performers’ Festival 



The Hutchins School. 71 Nelson Road, Sandy Bay 7005

String students and amateur players are invited to perform at our annual String Performers’ Festival, which includes concerts for youth players, and a group ‘jamboree’ for adult players led by a professional performer and teacher. The event also includes a feature performance by our 2021 AMEB Award Winner, and cups of tea served with plenty of petite delights.


AMEB Scales Bootcamp!



The Hutchins School. 71 Nelson Road, Sandy Bay 7005

Our AUSTA TAS team will guide AMEB string candidates through their scales and arpeggios required for the upcoming exams. Students will get a chance to play through the scales in a group setting and receive advice on how to practice effectively at home, how to play from memory and how to play with confidence. This event usually has guest tutors and AMEB examiners.


Adult Chamber Music Weekend in Oatlands

SUNDAY 30 October (all day)


Meet at the Oatlands Supreme Court House; 7 Campbell St, Oatlands 7120.

Come to the historic town of Oatlands (about 1.5 hours from Launceston and just over an hour from Hobart) with an already formed string ensemble or we’ll sort one for you! Under expert guidance from our guest tutors from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, you will prepare works (or movements) for an afternoon ‘Jamboree’ in the Supreme Court House. The AUSTA TAS team will make sure that ensembles and repertoire are all organised, and cups of tea are plentiful!


Master-classes with Guest Artists

SUNDAY 4 December (time TBC)

RSVP 28 November:

The Hutchins School. 71 Nelson Road, Sandy Bay 7005

Places are limited!

String players of intermediate – advanced level (AMEB Grade 5-8) are encouraged to have an open lesson with one of our guest professional artists. The intermediate stages of string playing is a crucial time of development – Learn from the best and continue on a positive and efficient path towards mastery! Parents, teachers and players of all levels are encouraged to observe as our guest artists guide students to take their playing to the next level.   *The guest artists are strictly professional performers for the reason that we don’t wish to create conflict between string teachers.




The AMEB Most Outstanding String Candidate for 2021 is Annabelle Dan-Marica (violin, 6th grade).

Annabelle received an ‘A+’ in her Violin (Comprehensive) Grade 6 Exam. Examiner, Jo St Leon, nominated Annabelle saying that “this was a Grade 6 Exam that I would buy a ticket to go and hear.” Jo’s report included further glowing praise saying that she “loved loved loved this exam. Bravo on some really outstanding memory, and a lovely rapport with your pianist. Your technical work was impeccable and this was an altogether outstanding exam.” Annabelle will be invited to perform at one of our 2022 AUSTA TASMANIA events, where she will receive her AUSTA award.





ANAM Faculty member Karen Kyriakou presents a practical PD session for instrumental teachers of all instruments who teach groups or direct ensembles. The session will be held at the Dudley Clarke Performing Arts Centre, Hutchins School Hobart

AUSTA Tasmania – upcoming events

AUSTA Tasmania has the following events planned for the coming months.

As registrations open, they will be published under events.


january 2024

08jan(jan 8)5:00 PM14(jan 14)4:00 PMTAS: Residential Summer String CampEarly Bird discounts available!

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Past Events

january 2023

08jan(jan 8)5:00 PM14(jan 14)4:00 PMTAS: Residential Summer String CampEarly Bird discounts available!