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Masterclasses! A Masterclass opportunity with: Robert Harris Viola/Violin Or Rachel Johnston
A Masterclass opportunity with:
Date & Time: 28 March 2021, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Venue: Canberra Girls Grammar School
Student Registration Fee to Perform: $50.00
Audience: Gold coin donation
Check In CBR app code will be used.
Students of viola and violin, or cello and bass, of 4th Grade AMEB and higher, are invited to apply to perform in a Masterclass with either Robert Harris – viola/violin or Rachel Johnston – cello /bass. Please specify the work you intend to perform on your application through TryBooking……
Originally from New Zealand, Rachel played for 7 years as a member of the Australian String Quartet and has become one of Australia’s best-known cellists, performing for audiences across the country as well as in the US, UK, and Europe.
As a sought after performer and teacher Rachel maintains a diverse calendar of commitments in Australia and abroad, and has performed, taught masterclasses, recorded for radio and given improvisation workshops in NZ, Australia, the UK, Singapore, China and New York.
Rachel is part-way through studying for a PhD at Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide, researching non-classical cello techniques, but is currently on hiatus due to two adorable but slightly villainous toddlers. She lives with said creatures and partner Trent in Majors Creek, NSW
Robert Harris has been a frequent visitor in recent years to perform as a Guest Principal Viola with the Canberra Symphony, also offering ANZ Viola Society Cafe Viola workshops, concerts at Wesley and Tuggeranong series, AMEB examining and AUSTA Strings Festivals adjudication to his ACT portfolio. While still teaching and freelancing as an orchestral, ensemble and recital violist in Sydney and NSW regional centres Robert’s pre-COVID travels included hosting university strings masterclasses in the USA in September 2019 (again in Autumn 2022 – pandemics permitting). A past Principal Viola of the ACO, earlier chapters in Rob’s career saw him as a contract violinist of MSO, SSO and WASO, as Concertmaster of AYO and youth orchestras in the USA and Switzerland – and a founder member of AUSTA way back at the first conference in 1975 … in Canberra!
(Sunday) 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Canberra Girls Grammar Music Centre
Vibrato Workshop with Jeremy Woolstenhulme Sunday March 21st 12:00 PM AEDT Join Jeremy Woolstenhulme, world-class performer, educator, and author of the bestselling series String Basics, as he shows you the
Vibrato Workshop with Jeremy Woolstenhulme
Sunday March 21st 12:00 PM AEDT
Join Jeremy Woolstenhulme, world-class performer, educator, and author of the bestselling series String Basics, as he shows you the best ways to introduce vibrato to your string students. Jeremy will offer teaching tips tailored for each instrument.
James de Rozario, National President of the Australian Strings Association (AUSTA), will introduce the workshop. You’ll have a chance to to ask Jeremy all your burning questions live during the workshop.
Register today for this rare opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading strings pedagogues!
About Jeremy Woolstenhulme
Jeremy Woolstenhulme received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Brigham Young University in 2000, and a Master of Arts degree in cello Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2005.
Mr. Woolstenhulme currently serves as the orchestra director at Northview High School in Fulton County, Georgia and taught for 20 years previously in the Clark County School District of Las Vegas, Nevada. He has traveled with his orchestras to London, Washington, D.C., Boston, San Diego, and New York. His orchestra was selected to play at the 2008 and 2017 Midwest Clinic and in 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2018 at the National ASTA Conference.
With a steadily growing number of original and arranged works to his credit, Mr. Woolstenhulme is a commissioned and published composer, many which have been performed around the world. His works have consistently been included as J.W. Pepper Editors’ Choice selections and can be found on festival repertoire lists. He is co-author, with Terry Shade and Wendy Barden of the highly acclaimed string method, String Basics. His specialty is to write for middle and high school orchestras where he composes to teach, challenge, and inspire. He has served as clinician and guest conductor throughout the United States, Canada, Australia (including the prestigious Maryborough Conference) and the People’s Republic of China.
(Sunday) 12:00 PM
James De Rozario
AUSTA 2020 - Teaching Beginner Strings Forum Teaching developing strings – dealing with shifting, vibrato 28 February – Sunday - 2.00-5.00pm Sequencing your teaching from Beginners onwards Progressive techniques Left hand, right hand, student
Teaching developing strings – dealing with shifting, vibrato
28 February – Sunday – 2.00-5.00pm
Sequencing your teaching from Beginners onwards
Left hand, right hand, student practice,
Cost: (plus GST)
$60 Non Members
To register: https://www.trybooking.com/BNHJL
Cello/Bass room- Louise/Lindy
Violin room – Gill/Jenny
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Saturday) 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Canberra Girls Grammar Music Centre
20th Century Russian Violin Dr. Evgeny Sorkin Sunday November 1 HOSTED BY AUSTA ACT The times for this 90 minute event are: 12.00pm WA 2.00pm QLD 2.30pm SA 3.00pm NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS Bookings here: https://www.trybooking.com/BLSRY Enquiries: Please email Mandy Philipse at
20th Century Russian Violin
Dr. Evgeny Sorkin
Sunday November 1
HOSTED BY AUSTA ACT
The times for this 90 minute event are:
3.00pm NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS
Bookings here: https://www.trybooking.com/BLSRY
Enquiries: Please email Mandy Philipse at email@example.com
COST: $10.00 Members $15.00 Non-Members
In 1939 Stravinsky asked:
“Why do we always hear Russian music spoken of in terms of its Russianness rather than simply in terms of music?”.
Dr. Evgeny Sorkin will delve into why Russian music sounds the way it does. What were historical perspectives and traditions, the imperial style, the sense of suffering in the happiness, the vast landscape, the liturgy chant, the folklore, the influence and musical language of other nations that formed greater Russia? He will also present some gems of Russian music that perhaps are lesser known than they deserve to be.
Dr. Evgeny Sorkin
Russian born violinist Evgeny Sorkin has been in demand as performer from a very early age. Showing immense musical talent, by the age of 10 legendary American violinist Isaac Stern has invited Evgeny for a concert tour of the USA including performance at the Department of State in Washington for the ambassadors to the USA. When Evgeny was 16, Sir Yehudi Menuhin likened his playing to that of young David Oistrakh.
Evgeny has graduated from the Moscow State Conservatorium receiving magna cum laude distinction upon his graduation. After moving to Australia Evgeny studied with Associate Professor Alice Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he was the first person ever to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Sydney.
Evgeny Sorkin was a member of The International Holland Music Sessions from 2006. He toured many countries as a soloist, appearing at venues such as Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatorium (Moscow), Hamer Hall (Melbourne). Evgeny has performed extensively as a member of the Brevis Trio receiving a recognition medal from the Union of Russian Composers for the promotion and performance of contemporary music. Evgeny has been awarded many prizes in international competitions including Winning the 6th Togliatti International Violin Competition, and receiving 2nd Prize at the 18th Caltanissetta International Chamber Music Competition, and top Prizes in Taneev International Competition and Gisborne International Music Competition. Evgeny has recorded two commercially available CDs – “Estrellita” (2008) and “Ustvolskaya works for Violin and Piano” (2020).
In 2006 Evgeny began teaching violin at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. In 2009 he became a staff member at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Having the experience of performing since the very young age, Evgeny is sensitive to the many technical, psychological and musical aspects of working with young promising musicians. In 2017 and 2019 at the Violin Pedagogy Conference in Sydney Evgeny has both presented lectures and gave public masterclasses. His students have been very successful in competitions, including prize winners of the KPO NSW Secondary Schools Concerto competition, Winner of the National Youth Concerto Competition (2019), Winner of the Animato International Violin Competition (2016). Some students have gone on to pursue musical studies overseas receiving scholarships in Juilliard and New England Conservatory of Music.
(Sunday) 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM AEDT
AUSTA ACT AGM Date & Time: Sunday 13th September 2020, 4.00pm Venue: Online Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98479736410 Meeting ID: 984 7973 6410 Agenda President's Report Treasurer's Report All positions declared vacant Nominations and election for
AUSTA ACT AGM
Date & Time: Sunday 13th September 2020, 4.00pm
Venue: Online Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98479736410
Meeting ID: 984 7973 6410
All positions declared vacant
Nominations and election for positions of:
All members welcome.
(Sunday) 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
AUSTA ACT - Reading Day Date & Time: Saturday 25th July, 1.30-4.30pm
AUSTA ACT – Reading Day
Date & Time: Saturday 25th July, 1.30-4.30pm
Venue: 54 National Circuit Forrest
Come along to our annual Reading Day to choose new music for your String Ensembles and network with your peers. We will be reading through the latest releases from Australian and International composers and publishers.
Bring your instruments.
Cost: Members $10.00, Non-Members $25.00
(Saturday) 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
54 National Circuit Forrest ACT
2020 Canberra String Festival 15th to 17th May 2020 An AUSTA ACT event presented in
2020 Canberra String Festival
15th to 17th May 2020
An AUSTA ACT event presented in partnership with the Wesley Music Foundation.
The festival will be held at the Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit Forrest ACT 2603 on 15, 16 & 17 May 2020.
FRIDAY 15 MAY 2020
Competitive AMEB Grade 2
Competitive AMEB Grade 3
Competitive AMEB Grade 4
Non-competitive (details to be determined)
SATURDAY 16 MAY 2020
Junior Competitive Concerto (AMEB 2, 3, 4)
Competitive AMEB Grade 5
Non-competitive (details to be determined)
SUNDAY 17 MAY 2020
Competitive AMEB Grade 6
Competitive AMEB Grade 7
Intermediate Competitive Concerto (AMEB 5, 6, 7)
Competitive AMEB Grade 8 & up
Senior Competitive Concerto (AMEB 8 and above)
There are two non-competitive periods available. All non-competitive entrants will receive a souvenir certificate and adjudication report.
Generous cash prizes and medals are provided for competitive place getters.
To register: www.trybooking.com/BITTJ
Our adjudicator for the competitive sections will be the Robert Harris.
The smooth running of the festival depends on the efforts of a small number of AUSTA ACT volunteers. If you are able to assist in any way, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . For further information please go to https://canberrastringfestival.com/ .
may 15 (Friday) - 17 (Sunday)
Wesley Music Centre