31 July, 2017
The Orchestra met last week for workshops with the Australian World Orchestra (AWO), who have a long standing commitment to mentoring young students. In these workshops, the orchestra played Rimsky Korsakov’s “Sheherazade”. Sophie was the concert master of the orchestra, Hamish McIntyre played clarinet and Karrah Cisco, the French Horn. Sophie’s younger brother Ben played the trumpet.
Three students from the orchestra were invited to play at the AWO Chamber 8 Concert as part of a string quartet. The students were mentored by Peter Morrison who is an AWO cellist and is also part of the Danish Radio Symphony orchestra. Sophie played Violin I and her two colleagues from Armidale Conservatorium (David Tan and Jonathan Bruhl) played Violin II and Viola. They played two movements from Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major.
The concert was held at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place and featured eight of the AWO musicians playing chamber music by Beethoven and Dvorak.
The Governor General was in attendance along with Limelight Magazine (Australia’s Classical Music and Arts Magazine) who reviewed the performance, making mention of the young musicians as AWO mentees.
This has been a wonderful opportunity for Sophie who credits the outstanding musical support and tuition she has received at Kinross. Congratulations Sophie!