SUPPORT EDUCATION

“The members of the AWO recognised that the education they received in Australia was the springboard to their success and they are keen to give back to the community through the AWO’s education programme.”
– Alexander Briger, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

The AWO is seeking education partners to help support the extensive programme planned for the 2019 season consisting of:

Outreach

The AWO Outreach Programme brings classical music experiences to young people who don’t have opportunities to engage with professional musicians.

Masterclasses

The AWO is dedicated to inspiring our youth with a strong belief that stoking the fire of their passion for music will, potentially encourage them to pursue a career in the industry and continue the cycle of cultural enrichment that we are so passionate about ourselves.

Mentoring

AWO players mentor a select group of younger musicians, provide lessons, introductions to other teachers/musicians, rehearsal access, career guidance and support.

AWO Academy

The AWO Academy offers pre-professional players a place in the orchestra for an immersive orchestral experience, providing an invaluable opportunity for emerging musicians to attend rehearsals, receive side-by-side mentoring by AWO players, travel and tour with the orchestra and perform as a full-fledged member of the orchestra.

Since 2011, we’re delighted to have provided this springboard to a number of young Australian players both within Australia and on international tours with he AWO. many of these musicians have also been invited to return to play with the AWO in a professional capacity following their Academy season.

AWO Academy players include:

2019

Sergio Insuasti, viola – Principal Viola, Sydney Youth Orchestra

2018

Molly Collier-O’Boyle, viola – Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

Sagar Nagaraj, violin – Willoughby Symphony Orchestra

2017

Education collaboration with ANAM, all participating students experienced the AWO’s Academy programme

2016

Jonathan Bekes, cello – returned 2017, 2018 & 2019 – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Ben Messenger, horn – Melbourne Ring Orchestra

Jenna Smith, trumpet – Principal Trumpet 2017, Australian Youth Orchestra; Trumpet Fellowship Sydney Symphony Orchestra

2015

Melina van Leeuwen, harp – Freelance; returning in 2019

Samuel Payne, cello – Australian Youth Orchestra; Sydney Symphony Orchestra

2013

Katie Yap, viola – returned 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

2011

Sophia Ang, percussion – Taikoz; Moorambilla Voices 2018

Matthew Laing, viola – Freelance player and composer

Liisa Palandi, violin – Australian Chamber Orchestra

Adam Szabo, cello – returned 2016 – Melbourne Ring Orchestra; Manchester Collective

 

For more information on our Education Programmes visit our Education Page

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