Join Melbourne Youth Chamber Strings to explore the rich repertoire of string orchestral music
Develop orchestral string technique under the guidance of David Le Guen.
MELBOURNE YOUTH CHAMBER STRINGS
Approximate standard: AMEB Grade 5 – 6 or equivalent
Approximate age range: 14 – 18
Rehearsals: Saturday 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Instruments: Violin, viola, cello, double bass.
Join Melbourne Youth Chamber Strings to:
- Explore core string repertoire through specialised chamber ensemble training
- Learn the stylistic and technical aspects of chamber music performance through exposure to music from distinct periods of music history
- Develop the foundations of good orchestral playing technique
- Learn new practice strategies and playing techniques
DAVID LE GUEN – Conductor
David is a passionate music educator who currently holds the position of Head of Strings at Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne. He has conducted the Tasmanian and Canberra Youth Orchestras and the Derwent Symphony Orchestra. He holds a music degree from the Australian National University and a doctorate in violin performance from the University of Tasmania. David studied conducting with Max McBride and Myer Fredman, and his violin teachers include the late Professor Jan Sedivka, Len Dommet and Tor Fromhyr.