Announcing AUSTA International Presenter Barry Green

The popular and much acclaimed double-bass player and author of “The Inner Game of Music” will be visiting Australia to give concerts, masterclasses and seminars across all states in July 2024. Barry will be hosted by AUSTA WA in Perth from July 29 – 31. More information soon!

AUSTA WA String Festival 2024 Sunday June 16

A Welcoming solo or chamber performance opportunity for string students of all levels. We are grateful for our major sponsor 2024, WA Music Company.

NEW Venue: WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Festival Adjudicators:

  • Semra Lee
  • Zac Rowntree
  • Lucas O’Brien
  • John Keene

Most sessions will showcase a variety of levels, ages, and instruments, but we have several special sessions available this year as well:

  • Regular sessions (A): share your solos, duets, trios, or quartets in a non-competitive, welcome enviroment
  • Adult Friendly sessions (B): for anyone 16 or older needing a bit of extra support

New for 2024:

  • Alternative Styles (C): Are you an improviser, a looper, or wanting to use electric instruments and/or effects?  This is your session!
  • Concerto Soloists (D): session for advanced students wishing to play full concerto movements up to 15 minutes
  • Advanced Chamber Ensembles (E): session for ensembles playing longer movements from the repertoire

AUSTA WA Committee 2024

We have a welcoming committee of professionals and students who are motivated to create more opportunities for strings in WA.  If you would like to join us, please contact Rupert Guenther

View the calendar of string events in WA

A complete list of events for strings can be seen on our calendar. Regular AUSTA events include festivals in Perth and Albany, masterclasses, socials, forums, and online presentations and forums, with big discounts for our members. We are also support activities and prizes in association with WAYACHAMP, the Perth Summer Orchestra Camp, the Darlington String Quartet, Eisteddfods, Festivals and AMEB.

AUSTA WA Social Media 

Join AUSTA WA on Facebook for AUSTA posts, and join the AUSTA WA Facebook Group for sharing all your news, instruments for sale, concerts coming up, auditions, opportunities.

AUSTA WA is a member of the Chamber of Arts and Culture, Western Australia

The Chamber is a place of research and resources for the arts and arts-related activities in WA, and has many useful resources for arts advocacy in our state. Our committee members participate in Chamber professional development and other opportunities, which in turn will benefit AUSTA and our work in the community.

WA-based string businesses

Please use this list to support our local string businesses with varying services from renting to buying to repairing. This list is not in any particular order or an endorsement of the business by AUSTA WA, it is supplied purely to help students, parents and teachers. If you would like your local WA-based business listed here, please contact us.

REPAIRS and MAINTENANCE: by appointment: West Violins 9364 5390‬ 56 Selway Rd Brentwood, Andre Ozturk 9388 1822 17/145 Stirling Hwy Nedlands, Andrew Tait ‭0414 493 208‬ Bayswater (cello and double bass)

BUY: Crescendo Music 1300 000 383 Myaree, Andre Ozturk 9388 1822 17/145 Stirling Hwy Nedlands, Tempest Music ‭9450 3539‬ Como, WA Music ‭9244 9559‬ Innaloo, West Violins, Zenith Music ‭9383 1422‬ Claremont

RENT: Tempest Music (rent to buy), Twinkles Violin Rental ‭9248 2460‬ Noranda, WA Music 9244 9559‬ Innaloo.

Recommended Minimum Teaching Rate 

The WAMTA (the West Australian Music Teachers’ Association) minimum recommended hourly rate for individual lessons by private professional studio teachers is $110 an hour.



AUSTA WA Facebook Group

In addition to the AUSTA WA Facebook page, (which is largely for AUSTA events, member news and opportunities posted by AUSTA Social Media managers) we have started a page AUSTA WA Group which is for members of the group and others to post freely in regard to anything of interest to the string community.  All responsibility lies with those who post and is not the responsibility of AUSTA WA.

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View the calendar of string events in WA



June 2024

16junAll DayAUSTA WA String Festival 2024A Welcoming solo or chamber performance opportunity for string students of all levels.

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