august, 2019

18aug2:00 PM5:00 PMAUSTA VIC - VCE String Masterclass 2019


Event Details

2019 VCE String Masterclass

Sunday August 18, 2019

Date & Time:        Sunday August 18, 2-5pm
Venue:                   James Campbell Room, 1st floor,
Scotch College Music Department,
Morrison St, Hawthorn
Fees:                      $40 per performer, one family member free.
Registration is only required for performers.
Observers: Members $15, Non-members $30, Concession $20. Pay at the door.

Registrations and enquiries: Janet Fernandes:


Students in Years 11 and 12 preparing for VCE string performance examinations are invited to perform in this masterclass with our distinguished guest presenter. Year 11 International Baccalaureate string students are also welcome to apply for a performance place. Students preparing for Group Performance are encouraged to bring their ensemble to benefit from playing in front of a live audience.


Our string pedagogue for 2019 is Lisa Grosman.


Lisa Grosman has returned to live in Australia after nearly 15 years as a member of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. During this time she toured extensively throughout Europe, America and Asia, working with directors such as Anthony Marwood, Richard Tognetti, Maxim Vengerov, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, and Steven Isserlis. In 2015 Lisa was appointed to the Monash University String Faculty to nurture and encourage the study of the viola.


Lisa began learning Suzuki Method violin aged five, later studying with Alice Waten at both the Sydney Conservatorium and the Australian Institute of Music. She served as Concertmaster of the Australian Youth Orchestra and while attending a program at ANAM, she met Esther van Stralen (Principal Viola, SSO) and Irina Morozova (Goldner Quartet), and became fascinated with the viola. This led to masterclasses at ANAM with Professor Bruno Giuranna. After receiving a scholarship to join his class at the University of Limerick, Lisa travelled to Ireland, completing a Master of Arts in Classical String Performance. She studied with Professor Giuranna for a further two years in Cremona, Italy.


For four years, Lisa was the Director of Strings for the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Education and Outreach Project in inner city Limerick, teaching over 300 children in an El Sistema inspired program. Aside from her work with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Lisa was the solo violist in the contemporary music group “Crash Ensemble” for nine years, working with artists such as Arvo Part, Steve Reich and Gavin Bryars. She was also very involved with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, and was a guest examiner at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Since her return to Australia, Lisa has taught at the University of Queensland, been Guest Principal Viola of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and also performed with ACO, MSO and the Australian World Orchestra. She is a guest teacher at Suzuki workshops and has set up a relationship between the Pizzicato Effect and students at Monash University students.


Lisa has received numerous awards and scholarships including the major prize from the Australian Music Foundation in London. Lisa’s viola was purchased with assistance from the E.V.Llewellyn Memorial Fund.


(Sunday) 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Scotch College Music Department

1 Morrison Street HAWTHORN VIC 3122