November 2019 Report

AUSTA TAS has held one event and free ticket competitions since our last national meeting. The AMEB ‘Scales Bootcamp’ went ahead with a modest turnout at the Hutchins School led by Kate Calwell, Jessica Wright and myself. We have a database of about fifty string players who have participated in the Scales Bootcamp over the years, so we are pleased that it is a popular event.

Through our online activity we recently held free ticket competitions to Virtuosi Tasmania’s Brahms and Schubert Concerts, which toured around the state in November.

We have 232 followers on Facebook and 36 followers on Twitter.

The state committee are yet to have our final meeting for 2019. We are looking forward to 2020, which always kicks off with Margaret Hoban’s Residential Summer String Camp.

– David Sanzone

AUSTA TAS President



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 on Saturday 25 May from 3.00pm – 5.00pm.
See the flyer for more information.
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ANAM Faculty member Karen Kyriakou presents a practical PD for instrumental teachers in Hobart on Saturday 25 May. Book now!

AUSTA Tasmania – upcoming events

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

As registrations open, they will be published under events.  Keep the dates free and register early so you don’t miss out.


String Teachers Forum – Bow strokes and technique. Date/Venue TBC. Fee: FREE EVENT. Info: Join professional teachers and players in discussions of specific bow strokes and how to approach them in teaching and in practice. AUSTA has invited string teachers and players from Hobart’s leading music schools, the TSO and Conservatorium of Music to present their topics.


Student Chamber Music Day: Proposed dates August 18/19. Venue TBC. Fees: $20 non-members, $10 members. Info: School-age students of all levels are encouraged to participate in an exciting event where participants are grouped into small string ensembles and work with industry professionals. A fantastic opportunity for musical kids to meet each and enjoy social music making!


AUSTA Tasmania State Chamber Music Weekend in Oatlands: proposed dates 22/23 Sept. Venues are various buildings around Oatlands Town Centre. Fees: $25 non-members, $15 members. Info: Pre-formed ensembles or individual players are most welcome to join adult string players from around the state workshop string chamber music with professionals from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. The event will conclude with a community concert and glorious afternoon tea.


AUSTA Tasmania and AMEB Award Concert for Best Performance in 2017 String Examinations: proposed dates: October 13/14. Venue: Scots Church, Bathurst Street Hobart. Fees: Ticket prices TBC. Info: Exciting violinist Grace Thorpe will perform a recital hosted by AUSTA Tasmania and AMEB Tasmania in recognition of her wonderful achievements.


december 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

january 2020

19jan(jan 19)5:00 PM25(jan 25)4:00 PM30th Residential Summer String CampEarly Bird discount closes 14 February 2019! Visit

Past Events

november 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

october 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

september 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

august 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

july 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

june 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

may 2019

25may3:00 PM5:00 PMMusic. TogetherProfessional Development for Instrumental Music Teachers (all instruments welcome)

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

april 2019

13apr2:00 PM5:00 PM

13apr2:00 PM5:30 AMAUSTA TAS StringMania! FestivalProfessional performers and teachers from around Australia offering workshops, professional development, performance feedback and early-years education!

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

march 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

february 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season

january 2019

Virtuosi Tasmania 2019 Season