AUSTA ACT: Masterclass with John Ma

07may2:00 PM4:30 PMAUSTA ACT: Masterclass with John Ma

Event Details

AUSTA ACT Masterclass

A Masterclass led by John Ma

Date & Time: Sunday 7th May, 2.00 pm – 4:30 pm (AEST)

Venue: North Belconnen Uniting Church, Conley St, Melba ACT


Participant: $50

Observers: AUSTA Member: $20,  Non Member: $40, Student: $15

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This Masterclass is suitable for senior string students, AMEB Grade 5 and above and all string teachers.

This Masterclass is a wonderful opportunity for senior string students and teachers to experience the wealth of expertise John Ma brings to interpreting Baroque repertoire. Working with selected individual students, John will guide their understanding and interpretation of some of the standard repertoire, often presented in exams and performances at this level.

John Ma

John Ma is a Violinist/Violist and Viola d’amore player specialising in Early Music. He has performed in various roles with groups around the world including Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (NL), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (UK), Academia Montis Regalis (IT), Bach Collegium Japan (JP), Musica Poetica (NL), Apollo Ensemble (NL), Fantasticus (NL), New Collegium (NL), Collegium 1704 (CZ), Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (FIN), B’Rock (BG), Trondheim Baroque Orchestra (NOR).

In Australia, John has appeared with groups such as Pinchgut Opera, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australian Haydn Ensemble, Australian Bach Akademie, Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Salut!, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, and Sinfonia Australis.

As a teacher and ensemble leader, he is keen to seek a balance between technique and exploration. A robust technique is meaningless if it does not form the basis for a playful exploration and communication with colleagues and audience.

John is an avid gamer, comic book reader, and tech-nerd. He retains an interest in scientific and mathematical developments and tries to stay up to date with the latest news and advances related to his previous studies. He is now based in Canberra where he has decades of learning the finer points of gardening and vegetable growing ahead of him.




(Sunday) 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


North Belconnen Uniting Church

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