In 2017 Melbourne Youth Orchestras has partnered with the Australian World Orchestra (AWO) to present our Masterclass Series. The series will comprise of four Masterclasses, each led by an AWO artist and focusing on different instruments and rehearsal techniques.
The third Masterclass of the 2017 series will focus on Trumpet, to be presented by Tristram Williams, a member of the Australian World Orchestra. During the Masterclass, Tristram will guide four students through key aspects of instrumental performance in front of a live audience – both in person and online. Both live and online audiences will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Tristram on any aspects of trumpet performance.
The Masterclass is an opportunity to gain a new perspective and a greater understanding of high quality performance and would perfectly complement a student’s preparation for VCE, AMEB and tertiary recitals.
Date: Sunday 27 August 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music Building, Southbank Campus, The University of Melbourne 234 St Kilda Road Southbank VIC 3006
Tristram Williams maintains a busy international career as a soloist, ensemble musician, improviser and educator. He has appeared as a soloist in Germany, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Ireland, USA, China, Japan, Korea and in Australia including Orchestra Victoria; and the Melbourne, Queensland and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.
Tristram was Associate Principal Trumpet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at age 21, before resigning after seven years to focus on solo and small ensemble work. He has performed as acting Principal Trumpet with many Australian Orchestras, and with several orchestras and ensembles in Europe, including MusikFabrik, and the Gürzenich Orchester, Cologne.
Tristram is a member of the Australian New Music ensemble ELISION and the Australian Brass Quintet. He is on the faculties at the Australian National Academy of Music and Monash University. His teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, Hakan Hardenberger, Reinhold Friedrich, Markus Stockhausen, Daniel Mendelow and John Kellaway. He is a laureate of major international trumpet competitions in Brussels and Eindhoven, the ABC Young Performers Award, a 2008 Churchill Fellowship, and was awarded a prize from Karlheinz Stockhausen at the 2006 Stockhausen Interpreters Course.
He has been a member of the Australian World Orchestra in 2013 under Maestro Zubin Mehta, and again in 2017 under Simone Young.
How to Take Part
- As a performer. You will prepare and perform a 3 to 5 minute piece, receive feedback and be guided through ways to enhance your playing with Tristram Williams. (4 places available). Apply by 5pm Monday 7 August.
- Attend in person to watch the Masterclass and participate in the Q+A. (limited places available). Book your free tickets here.
- Watch online. Simply visit mymlive.com. Here you will be able watch and listen to the Masterclass in high definition and submit your questions or comments using Facebook, twitter or by using our live chat window. Free.