Masterclass for students

September 19, 2017

Echuca cello student Milli Moncrieff has applied to participate in the masterclass with the Waratah String Quartet.

Classical musicians have a chance to increase their skills through a special Orchestra Victoria masterclass.

Held by Orchestra Victoria’s Waratah String Quartet, the masterclass will be part of an afternoon of classical music which will include a concert by the internationally acclaimed quartet at The G.R.A.I.N. Store in Nathalia.

Project producer Ken Wong said he was proud to be able to bring this exciting concert and opportunity to local musicians.

‘‘We have already had great interest from musicians across the Goulburn Murray region, but we are calling for applications to allow a broad cross-section of local musicians to participate,’’ Mr Wong said.

Formed in 2015, the Waratah quartet is made up of world-class musicians from Orchestra Victoria including their principal and associate principal first violinists Yi Wang and Tomomi Brennan, principal cellist Mellissa Chominsky and Tutti viola player Jason Bunn.

They have appeared at the Melbourne International Festival and later this year have been invited to perform at the Beijing Conservatory Chamber Music Festival in China.

Numurkah violin teacher Isobel Hodge said the masterclass was a unique opportunity for local musicians.

‘‘The offering of a masterclass with professional musicians is extremely rare for this region, let alone one with artists of this quality,’’ Ms Hodge said.

‘‘I believe that my students will derive great value from this experience.’’

The masterclass will be held on Sunday, October 15.

For more information email [email protected] or phone Ken Wong on 0419570846.

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