In 2016 Melbourne Youth Music will be hosting a Masterclass Series, comprising of four Masterclasses, each focusing on different instruments and rehearsal techniques, presented at different venues around Victoria.
The first Masterclass of 2016 focused on the Flute and was held at Phoenix P-12 Community College, featuring flautist, Prudence Davis. In this Masterclass, four flute students work shopped their chosen piece with Prudence and received advice and personalised feedback. Prudence guided students through key aspects of instrumental performance, in front of a live audience – both in person and online. Both live and online audiences had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Prudence on aspects of flute performance.
Date: Monday 29 February 2016, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Ballarat South Community Hub, Phoenix P-12 Community College, Hertfod Street, Sebastopol, VIC, 3356
Prudence (Prue) Davis has held the position of Principal Flute with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 1980. Growing up in Melbourne, Prue studied flute at the Victorian College of the Arts with Peter Edge, and later in Switzerland with Aurèle Nicolet.
She has performed with the Australia Ensemble, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and is also a founding member of the Australian Chamber Soloists and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (formerly Australia Pro Arte). She tours regularly for Musica Viva and in 1989 toured Australia with the visiting Reger Trio from West Germany.
Prue has appeared as a soloist in North and South America, Paris, Bonn, The Hague, Brussels, Berlin and Kuala Lumpur as well as on many occasions with the MSO. In January 1993 she undertook a solo tour of Japan where she performed with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and gave chamber music concerts and masterclasses.