AUSTA Q Professional Weekend

18sep(sep 18)9:00 am19(sep 19)5:00 pmAUSTA Q Professional Weekend

Event Details

Robin Wilson (Violin) and Howard Penny (Cello) will again be joining us for this wonderful weekend of unmissable workshops. Robin and Howard will expand your knowledge and understanding of complex string playing techniques beyond what you thought was possible.


Saturday, 18 September –  Sunday, 19 September
Full Schedule Below

Registration closes Wednesday 15th September 2021


Online via Zoom
(Zoom Link will be emailed to ticketholders on the Friday 17th September)


Dr Robin Wilson

Internationally regarded pedagogue, Dr Robin Wilson is Resident Faculty of Violin at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, and also teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In 2019 he will also serve of the faculties of the Valdres Festival in Norway and the Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse in Israel. His students are the winners of many national and international competitions, including the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. In 2018 he was honoured with a National Award from the Australian String Teachers Association for outstanding services to string teaching in Australia.

Robin has performed widely throughout Australasia, the USA and the UK. Solo and chamber recordings appear on Decca, ABC Classics, Ode, Vexations840 and VDE-Gallo. He is a member of the acclaimed ensemble Ironwood and the Australian Octet, is former leader of the ARCO Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as guest violinist with many leading Australian ensembles.

Robin’s research was awarded the prestigious 2014 Geiringer Prize from the American Brahms Society. He has presented lectures at leading universities throughout the USA and the UK and given masterclasses throughout Australasia, Singapore, the UK and the USA. He studied with Alice Waten and Janet Davies in Sydney and at the New England Conservatory of Music, USA. He plays a violin by the Gagliano family, made in Naples in 1784.

Howard Penny

Cellist Howard Penny is Head of Strings at Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne (ANAM). He is an internationally renowned soloist, ensemble member, principal, teacher, lecturer, co-director and festival founder. Based in Europe, Howard has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe for 30 years.


Saturday 18th September:

10:00am – 11:30am Teaching and Developing Vibrato” presentation with Dr Robin Wilson 

12.00pm – 1:30pm Masterclass with Dr Robin Wilson

Sunday 19th September:

10:00am – 11:30am Dancing with Bach: A Guide to Life After the Preludes in the Cello Suites” presentation with Howard Penny

12.00pm – 1:30pm Masterclass with Howard Penny

Session times are quoted in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Audition submissions for masterclasses have now closed. Thank you for sending your audition videos. They are being co-ordinated by the AUSTA-Q committee and successful applicants will be notified via email.

Important information for attendees

If you are unable to attend the Zoom sessions at the scheduled times, it will be possible to purchase tickets to view the videos soon after the event.  Please look out for a newsflash in coming weeks with details.

Ticket Prices:

Single Session Price
$15 for AUSTA members
$30 for non-members
Four Session Pass
$50 for AUSTA members
$95 for non-members
$20 for School-aged Student Rush tickets to be released on 15th September. Limited Availability

Book online here



18/09/2021 9:00 am - 19/09/2021 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00)


Online via Zoom

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