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ACO Collective Workshop at NECOM

The Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective had a busy time when they visited Armidale on 29-30 August. After a fantastic concert the evening before, four ACOC musicians, led by violinist Aiko Goto, presented an intense=ive workshop […]

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Free String Workshop with ACO Collective

The ACO Collective will be performing in Armidale on Tuesday 29 October. In addition to their concert, they have organised a String Workshop to be held at NECOM on Wednesday 30 October from 10am to […]

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August Strings Report

Over the last month, there has been much activity in the String Department.  The first weekend of August, NECOM staff members, with Joanna Fairs-Wu as concertmaster, were involved in the Armidale Symphony Orchestra’s “Purple Fusion” […]

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Flinders Quartet Masterclasses

After experiencing the wonderful Musica Viva performance given by the Flinders Quartet on Thursday evening the  25th July, many of our talented scholarship students at  NECOM were privileged enough to perform the following day to the […]

Goldner Quartet

Dene Olding, violin Dimity Hall, violin Irina Morozova, viola Julian Smiles, cello Approaching their 25th anniversary in 2020, Australia’s premier string quartet remain in demand internationally as performers and recording artists. With no changes to […]

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July Strings Report

Towards the end of last term, NECOM String students had the opportunity to attend masterclasses, workshops and lessons with Tor Fromhyr (violin) and David Pereira (cello), both leading teachers from ANU, School of Music.  HSC performance […]

New England Sinfonia Concert

Boccherini Cello Concerto in D 
Elgar String Serenade, Britten Simple Symphony, 
Mendelssohn String Symphony in D Minor
Sibelius Romance in C

Come and celebrate the NECOM revival of the New England Sinfonia as it carries on the wonderful legacy of the original ensemble under past director Erroll Russell. The ensemble is a combination of NECOM string teaching staff, friends, alumni and specially invited top end students under the artistic directorship of Stephen Wu. Together they will present a program of sublime string orchestra music and feature Brisbane based outstanding emerging young artist, David Freisberg performing the Boccherini Cello Concerto in D Major. 
 
Money raised from performances will go towards funding the NECOM scholarship program to assist students in paying for lessons given by visiting artists, extra workshop opportunities and the possibility of touring the orchestra to other regional towns.

Conductor: Stephen Wu 
Ensemble: NECOM teachers, students and friends
Guest artist: David Freisberg […]

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Con Brio Needs String Players

The Con Brio string orchestra, a community music program supported by the New England Conservatorium of Music, is looking for players of violin, viola, cello, or contrabass. The repertoire suits adult beginners or those who […]