February saw a number of young musicians participate in our Artist Development programs. From Accelerando to the Great Performers Master Class Series, we welcomed these emerging artists for lessons, performance opportunities, concerts and tours.
From Feb 10-17, Trish Thompson and her mother spent the week in Melbourne as part of the Newboys Foundation Regional Music Award. Trish had trumpet lessons with Tristram Williams, Ed Fairlie, Erin Ellenburg, Rosie Turner and Sue Wedding, as well as mentoring lunches with Carla Blackwood and Zoe Knighton. She attended concerts at Melbourne Recital Centre, Hamer Hall, the Bird's Basement and Uptown Jazz Cafe, and had the opportunity to buy some much needed accessories at OzWinds before she starts at the James Morrison Academy in March.
As part of their study on how spaces can affect our well being, 180 students from Elsternwick Primary explored the Primrose Potter Salon and Elisabeth Murdoch Hall over two days. The overwhelming response from the children was that MRC is a place of calm and amazing sounds.
From concerts featuring the Grigoryan Brothers, through to works of Purcell and Dvorak, this group enjoyed a range of performances.
On Tuesday 19 February we welcomed some promising young musicians to Primrose Potter Salon for a Master Class with Satu Vänskä;
A big thank you to Marketing Coordinator Sarah Greed for all her hard work on the Access web page of the website which now features a series of resources to assist audience members before, during and after their visit to the Centre. Visit melbournerecital.com.au/access to find:
The first Accelerando workshop for the year was held in February and focused on Marketing as a musician. It featured our very own Digital Marketing Manager Latoyah Forsyth, and Artistic Director and Musician Nick Dinopoulos. As well as crafting their own bios, and learning how to build a website, each musician had an artist image taken by Cameron Jamieson. Introducing the 2019 Accelerando Musicians...