Paganini Chamber Orchestra

MSO violinist and director Sarah Curro joins our 2018 Summer School with a program designed to challenge advanced string players. This is a great opportunity to further develop your technique, tone and ensemble skills, working with one of Australia’s most highly respected string educators.

Throughout the week, regular rotation of seating will ensure each participant gets extension and experiences a variety of roles within the ensemble, and for more advanced students, opportunities to take on solo lines and leadership experience.

 

APPLICANTS
STANDARD AMEB Grade 5-7
AGE 10 years +
PLACES 60
PROGRAM FEE $550
INSTRUMENTS Violin, viola, cello, double bass.


NOTE: AMEB levels indicated are not a formal requirement, but are provided as a guide to the skills required.

 

SARAH CURRO 
Paganini Chamber Orchestra Conductor

Sarah Curro graduated in 1994 from the Queensland Conservatorium, where she was winner of the Conservatorium Medal for Excellence. In 1997 after winning the Dorcas McLean Scholarship for traveling violinists she subsequently studied, and then taught, at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and from 1999-2002 was a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. During her time in Hong Kong she was also concertmaster of the Hong Kong Bach Society Orchestra and a member of the Fiorini String Trio with violist Jeremy Williams and cellist Richard Bamping.

Her father, renowned conductor, orchestral musician, educator and founder of the Queensland Youth Orchestras, John Curro, has always been the inspiration for Sarah’s interest in education. Her experience as a tutor includes work with students from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Australian Youth Orchestra (including National Music Camp, Chamber Camp and Young Symphonists), Queensland Youth Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Orchestras (including MYO Summer School), Southern Cross Soloists Winter Music School, Melbourne and Monash Universities and many fine community orchestras, and she is currently a committee member of the Australasian Orchestra.

In Australia, she has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and with Orchestra Victoria. She has been an official, tenured member of the MSO for 11 years at the time of writing and in 2014 experienced a year of leave to explore the history of the violin through a Masters of Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, graduating in December 2015. Sarah’s non-traditional ventures focus on discovering, purchasing and promoting new music compositions demonstrated on the fascinating and unique instruments of Melbourne Luthier Paul Davies. Her solo series VOLUME, now in its 10th year, showcases these works in thoroughly modern venues to an ever-widening audience.


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