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ASIA-PACIFIC CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION 2009
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Dawn Quartet Shanghai China

Round One Joseph HAYDN String Quartet in C major, Op 33 No 3, 'Bird' Igor STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for string quartet Round Two Lu PEI String Quartet No 3, 'in memoriam' Felix MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No 2 in E minor, Op 44 Finals Johannes BRAHMS String Quartet No 3 in B flat major, Op 67

The Dawn Quartet was founded in 2008 and is made up of students from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, supervised by Professor Jensen Lam. In 2009 it will participate in the Great Wall Summer Camp in Beijing. The Quartet consists of award-winning musicians: Shuting Wu has won the Shanghai Conservatory's highest honour, the People's Scholarship; Xiang Lü won First Prize at the 2nd Asian Youth Music Competition in 2004 and has recently attended a masterclass with Carl Nielsen; Qianwen Shen won First Prize at the 2nd Asian Youth Music Competition; and Geng Wenbin received Second Prize at the 13th International Music Competition in Japan. Shuting Wu, Violin Every year Shuting has won the highest honour, the People's Scholarship, Shanghai Conservatory. She has been the concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory. In 2008 she was invited to be assistant concertmaster of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. Qianwen Shen, Violin Qianwen won the 1st prize in the 2nd Asia Youth Music Competition (2004) and in 2006 was invited to perform in Singapore. She has just recently attended a masterclass with Carl Nielsen. Xiang Lu, Viola Xiang is a student at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and is taught by Professor Jensen Lam. Wenbin Geng, Cello Wenbin is also a student at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and in 2009 received a scholarship to study in the postgraduate program, he also won 2nd prize in the 13th International Music Competition, Japan.
   

Lorelei Trio Melb Aust

Round One Joseph HAYDN Piano Trio (Sonata) in E minor, Hob XV:12 Johannes BRAHMS Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8 Round Two Ian MUNRO Tales from Old Russia Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Variations in E flat major for Piano Trio, Op 44 Sergei RACHMANINOV Piano Trio No 1 in G minor, 'Trio Elégiaque' Finals Felix MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66

Lorelei Trio takes its name from the ancient legend of the siren Lorelei, who lured those who heard her enchanting song, from the rock at the deepest point of the Rhine. Formed in 2008, the Trio has performed in Melbourne and regional Victoria and is engaged in 2009 to perform at the Australian National Academy of Music, where its members are currently studying. Lucas O'Brien, Violin Finalist of the Australian National Academy of Music Concerto Competition, Lucas is studying at the Academy. Lucas has been taught by Alice Waten, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Semyon Kobets and Michel Brunsden. He has performed at the Zermatt Festival Academy in Switzerland, Australian Chamber Orchestra and guest artists with the Schoenberg Ensemble as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Richard Vaudrey, Cello Richard has performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra and was a founding member of the Piano Trio Yasumotif. Elina Yasumoto, Piano Elina is currently studying an Advanced Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music, he has attended masterclasses with Boris Berman, Moscow/USA, Angela Hewitt, Canada; Ronald Farren-Price, Australia and John Lill, London just to name a few. She has performed as a soloist with Orchestra Victoria and with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Orchestra, she was awarded scholarships to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and ANAM and in 2004 was the winner of the Piano Duo Competition (with Matthew Kam).
   

Shin Oh Lee Trio Korea-NY

Round One Joseph HAYDN Piano Trio in G major, Hob XV:15 Antonín DVORÁK Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, Op 90, 'Dumky' Round Two Toru TAKEMITSU Between Tides Felix MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49 Finals Maurice RAVEL Piano Trio in A minor

Shin-Oh-Lee Piano Trio brings together three accomplished musicians, all graduates of some of the most prestigious schools in the USA, including the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory and Yale University. The Trio was formed in 2009 under the tutelage of the Manhattan School of Music's Haesook Rhee, and has gained praise for its sonority and elegant interpretations. Heejin Shin, Piano Heejin has performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic and Seoul Symphony Orchestra. She has studied at The Juilliard School, Bachelor and Master of Music Piano Performance; she is fluent in Korean and English and enjoys drawing, painting and teaching. Sooji Oh, Violin Violinist Sooji Oh has a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music at the Juilliard School, has performed extensively with The Juilliard Symphony Orchestra and the Corelliard Orchestra. She has attended numerous masterclasses with Eugene Becker, Earl Carlyss, Nicholas Mann and Philip Selzer. In 2009 Sooji was awarded 1st place in the Grieg Festival Young Artists Competition and has received the M D Douglas and A H Kuhn Memorial Scholarships. Andrea Lee, Cello Andrea has degrees from Yale University (Bachelor of Arts, History); New England Conservatory MA Cello Performance and a Professional Studies Diploma Cello Performance from Mannes College, New York. She has attended masterclasses with Philippe Muller, Ralph Kirshbaum and Janos Straker and has performed with the Yale Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Philharmonia and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra.
 

Hamer Quartet Melb Aust

Round One Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART String Quartet in G major, K 387

Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No 9 in E flat major, Op 117

Round Two Maurice RAVEL String Quartet in F major

Carl VINE String Quartet No 3, 'Smith's Alchemy'

Finals Franz SCHUBERT String Quartet in D minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden'

Hamer Quartet was formed in early 2006 and had its national debut in March 2007 receiving critical acclaim and broadcast by ABC Classic FM. The Quartet has received support and tuition from William Hennessy, Monica Curro, Caroline Henbest, Andras Kellar and Steve King; and from the Borodin, Jerusalem, Arditti and Artemis string quartets. They are named after the former Victorian Premier, Sir Rupert Hamer, who was a driving force behind chamber music in Melbourne. Rebecca Chan, Violin Rebecca Chan is completing a Master of Music (performance) at the University of Sydney Conservatorium and holds a Bachelor of Medicine. Rebecca has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) as part of their Emerging Artists program and is a member of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. She has studied with Igor Ozim at Mozarteum Salzburg Sommerakademie in 2007, was a finalist in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Awards (2008), and recipient of the Nelly Apt Scholarship (2008), and the George and Margaret Henderson scholarship (Sydney Conservatorium). Michael Brooks Reid, Violin Michael spent most of his childhood in Hong Kong and was tutored by a number of acclaimed teachers and violinists including Parvel Prantl, Alice Waten and Barry Wilde. Michael returned to Melbourne in 1999 to continue is studies with William Hennessy and Alice Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music. Michael is a member of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and was concertmaster of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra on a three week tour of China in 2007. Stefanie Farrands, Viola Stefanie is currently studying at the Australian National Academy of Music, she has attended masterclasses with Sitkovetsky and Andrievsky and has performed with ACO and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Stefanie has been awarded a scholarship to the Australian String Academy to study with Nobuko Imai. Michael Dahlenburg, Cello In 2008 Michael toured with the ACO as part of the Emerging Artist program, he has recently taken part in Andras Keller's masterclass at IMS Prussia Cove, UK and is a member of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, has performed with Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The recipient of many awards including the Sid Curry Memorial Award and the Eric Reader Cello Award in 2002 and the Margaret Sutherland Bursary in 2006, Michael was the winner of the Mozart Concerto Competition, University of Melbourne and was awarded the Gwen Prokter Violoncello Prize in 2007.

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Isolani Quartet Japan - Manchester UK

Round One Joseph HAYDN String Quartet in B flat major, Op 76 No 4, Hob III:78, 'Sunrise' Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No 3 in F major, Op 73 Round Two Simon PARKIN String Quartet No 2 Maurice RAVEL String Quartet in F major Finals Antonín DVORAK String Quartet in A flat major, Op 105

Isolani Quartet was formed in 2008 and is made up of Japanese musicians studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK. The Quartet has been praised for its strong communication and musical flair in performance. Its members have received regular chamber music coaching from Georg Hamann, Principal Viola, Vienna Chamber Orchestra; the Waldstein Ensemble; the Alban Berg Quartet; Endellion Quartet and the Lindsay Quartet.

Yukihiro Nishimoto, Violin I Currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, Post Graduate Diploma, Yukihiro has performed with the Chitose Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan; guest conductor in the Mt Fuji Symphony orchestra and concertmaster Savonlinna Orchestra, Finland. Sayaka Nakajima,

Violin II Currently studying with Yair Kless at the Royal Northern College of Music Sayaka was awarded the Cowen prize at the Royal Northern College of Music. She has attended masterclasses with Nachum Erlich, Ryo Terakado and participated in the Salzburg Summer Academy with Yair Kless. Yusuke Kinoshita,

Viola Yusude is studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and has performed internationally, including concerts in Spain, the UK, concertmaster for the Chethams Symphony Orchestra and the RNCM Symphony Orchestra. Yoshika Masuda,

Cello Yoshika's mentors and teachers are Hannah Roberts, Ralph Kirshbaum, Georg Pedersen and Ryouichi Hayashi, she has studied at the Sydney Conservatorium and is currently at the Royal Northern College of Music on an international scholarship. Yoshika has been a casual player with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

   

Disco Vienna Adelaide AUS

Round One Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Piano Trio in B flat major, K 502

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in D major, Op 70 No 1, 'Ghost'

Round Two Douglas WEILAND Piano Trio, Op 22

Joseph HAYDN Piano Trio in C major, Hob XV:21

Finals Maurice RAVEL Piano Trio in A minor

Disco Vienna Trio is a newly formed ensemble of prize-winning musicians committed to the aesthetic expression of creating high-quality chamber music. The Trio has been tutored by highly respected Australian chamber musicians including Keith Crellin, Janis Laurs, Lucinda Collins and William Hennessy. Passionately committed to developing a repertoire of modern and classical works, the members of Disco Vienna Trio seek to express themselves in unique and distinctive ways. Monique Lapins, Violin A recipient of numerous awards including the Beryle Kimber Bach Prize and the Young Composers Award ASME, Monique has performed casually with the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. She is currently studying at the Australian National Academy of Music with William Hennessy. Thomas Marlin, Cello Thomas has attended masterclasses with Natalie Clein, Pieter Wispelwey and David Pereira and in 2009 will commence studies under the tutorage of Christian Wojtowicz. He has performed with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra and Adelaide Chamber Players. T'sun Wu, Piano Currently studying a Master in Piano Performance at the Elder Conservatorium, Yuh T'sun was awarded the Lance Dosser Prize in 2008 and has performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
   

Nibbana Trio Guangshou China - Chicago US

Round One

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Piano Trio in B Flat major, K 502

Camille SAINT-SAËNS Piano Trio No 1 in F major, Op 18

Round Two

Bright SHENG Four Movements for Piano Trio

Arnold SCHOENBERG (arr. Steuermann)

Finals Johannes BRAHMS Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8

Nibbana Trio was formed in 2008; its members are musicians from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China. Mei Zhu and Kaiyi Ma are faculty teachers at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music; while Yan Pan is currently undertaking his second year of undergraduate studies at the conservatory. Kaiyi Ma, Violin Kaiyi Ma has studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Bachelor (Honours) of Music Performance (2002) and at the Royal Academy of Music in London - Master of Music Performance (2005). Her mentors are Miwako Abe and Maurice Hasson. She was awarded the Marion Isobel Thomas Scholarship in 1999 and 2001 and the Stroma Sutherland Award in 2003. Mei Zhu, Piano Associate Professor, Piano Xinghai Conservatory of Music, won 1st prize Zheejiang Professional Music Competitionand was awarded the Howard Lebow Scholarship, Amherst in 2001. Mei has also had 2 years of formal training in harpsichord at the University of Massachusetts and is an experienced organist. Yan Pan, Cello Yan Pan's mentor is Professor Jiwu Li, he is currently studying at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music.

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Orava Quartet Sydney AUS

Round One Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART String Quartet in C major, KV 465, 'Dissonance' Dmitry SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No 6 in G major, Op 101 Round Two Pierre JALBERT Icefield Sonnets for string quartet Felix MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 13 Finals Johannes BRAHMS String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1

Formed in 2007 by three siblings and joined by violinist Thomas Chawner, Orava String Quartet have performed for Musica Viva and international engagements such as the Banff Summer Arts Festival, Shanghai, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates and will perform in Rome in 2009. Sylwia Kowalik, Violin Sylwia has studied with violin teachers: Alice Waten, Christopher Kimber, Peter Zhang and is currently studying with Janet Davies. In 2007 she was the winner of Sydney Youth Orchestra Concerto competition and performs with the Sculthorpe String Quartet. Daniel Kowalik, Violin Daniel is in his third year of a Performance Degree at Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he is a student of Janet Davies. He has attended masterclasses with Walter Verdheer, Charles Avsharian, Simon Fischer, Robert Masters and Michael Goldschlager. He has toured with the Australian Youth Orchestra and Sydney Youth Orchestra and has been awarded a position in the Sydney Symphony Orchestral program Sinfonia as well as the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Fellowship. Thomas Chawner, Viola Thomas is currently studying with Alice Waten, he has played with the Australian Youth Orchestra, touring Europe in 2007. He has participated in masterclasses with renowned violinist Nabuko Imai. In 2007 he Thomas joined the Sydney Youth Orchestra as Principal Viola. Karol Kowalik, Cello Karol is currently studying with Professor Uzi Wiesel and in 2006 was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Meadowmount School of Music in New York studying with Professor Owen Carman. He has attended masterclasses with Takacs String Quartet and Artemis String Quartet. In 2009 Karol will be in his 3rd year of a Bachelor of Music (Performance).
   

Tasman String Quartet NZ - Colorado US

Round One Joseph HAYDN String Quartet in C major Opus 76 No 3, 'Emperor'

Béla BARTÓK String Quartet No 3, Sz 85

Round Two Thomas ADČS Arcadiana

Leos JANÁCEK String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters'

Finals Franz SCHUBERT String Quartet in D minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden'

The Tasman String Quartet is New Zealand's youngest professional chamber music ensemble, and is currently based in Colorado, USA, under the mentorship of the Takács Quartet. It has won prizes at the Plowman and Rutenberg Chamber Music Competitions as well as numerous awards, including a Fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2008. The Tasman String Quartet has studied with the American Quartet, Cavani Quartet, Cleveland Quartet, Emerson Quartet, the Juilliard School Quartet and the Ying Quartet. In March 2009 it was Guest Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at Auburn University, Alabama, USA. Anna van der Zee, Violin Anna has performed with the Vector Wellington Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (casual) and an internship with the North Germany Radio Orchestra Hamburg, Germany. In 2007 the Tasman Quartet received the Jack McGill Scholarship and in 2003 she embarked on a scholarship to Germany. Anna's principal teachers have included Edward Dusinberre and Lina Bahn (2007-09); Ulrike-Anima Mathé (2001-06) and Douglas Beilman (1997-2001). Jennifer Banks, Violin Jennifer Banks has attended masterclasses with Miriam Fried, Boston; Annalee Patipatanakoon, Toronto, Canada; and Helene Pohl, Wellington, NZ. She has performed with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Repertory Orchestra, University of Toronto Symphony and the New Zealand School of Music Orchestra. She has also participated in outreach programs in Boston and is the recipient of awards, including a Creative New Zealand Scholarship (2007); the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Alex Lindsay Award (2006) and was the winner of the Felix Galimir Award for Excellence in chamber music , University of Toronto (2006). Christiaan van der Zee, Viola Christiaan holds a Post- Masters Certificate in String Quartet Performance, University of Colorado and an Artistic Diploma in Performance Viola, College of Music Detmold, Germany. He is a recipient of a Chamber Music New Zealand Scholarship (2008). In 2001 Christiaan was a teacher's aid at Kapiti College, Paraparaumu, NZ. Miranda Wilson, Cello Miranda holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance, University of Texas and a Master of Music in Performance and Related Studies, University of London. She has performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Wellington Orchestra. She has studied at the Aspen Music Festival and School with the American Quartet, Cavani Quartet, Emerson Quartet, Ying Quartet, and members of the Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets.

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Leonore String Quartet Adelaide AUS

Round One Joseph HAYDN String Quartet in D major, Op 76 No 5 Maurice RAVEL String Quartet in F major Round Two Osvaldo GOLIJOV Tenebrae Ludwig van BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E flat major, Op 74 No 10, 'Harp' Finals Felix MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80

Based in Adelaide, Leonore String Quartet is made up of permanent and casual players from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The Quartet won the Musica Viva Award for Chamber Music in Sydney, 2008, and received a grant to study with Peter Cropper at the International Musicians' Seminar, Prussia Cove, Cornwall, UK. Performance highlights have included the Adelaide Fringe Festival and an ABC Classic FM Sunday Live presentation with guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski. Janet Anderson, Violin Janet studied in Germany with Professor Gottfried Schneider and has a Bachelor of Music in Advance Performance, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. She has been a full time violinist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra since 1997 and has participated in the Australian Chamber Orchestra's Emerging Artist Program. Emma Perkins, Violin Emma is a permanent member of Adelaide Symphony Orchestra since 2008 and has performed with the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Adelaide Art Orchestra. Heather Lloyd, Viola Heather is a member of the Zephyr String Quartet, on contract with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and violinist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. She is the founder and member of the Adelaide Chamber Players and is an Artistic Committee Member for Musica Viva's Menage series, Adelaide. Gemma Phillips, Cello Gemma is also a full time member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, principal cellist with the Adelaide Art Orchestra and has performed with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. In 1996 she received an award for the Most Promising Cellist 18 years and under.
   

Yarra Trio Melb Aust

Round One Joseph HAYDN Piano Trio in E flat major, Hob XV:29

Felix MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49

Round Two Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Piano Trio in B flat major, K 502

Johannes BRAHMS Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101

Finals Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Piano Trio in D major, Op 1

The Yarra Trio was formed in 2007 and has since established its place in Melbourne's chamber music scene. Awards include the 2007 Melbourne University Alumni Chamber Music Prize, an Australia Council Buzz Grant and a Melbourne Knowledge Transfer Student Grant. The Trio has been recognised particularly for its engagement with rural communities through regional touring and education programs. Having established a National Composition Award with the University of Melbourne, it has received praise for its support of young Australian composers. The Yarra Trio has undertaken an extensive study program, working predominantly with Janis Laurs, Principal Cellist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. It has also been fortunate to work with a number of international pedagogues including members of the Kungsbacka Trio, cellist Margaret Powell of the Dussek Trio, and the Jerusalem Quartet. Stefan Cassomenos, Piano Stefan is currently studying at the Australian National Academy of Music under Michael Kieran Harvey and has studied with Ian Munro. In 2006 he was awarded 1st prize in the Dandenong Festival Australian Youth Pianoforte Recital and the Olwyn Game Memorial Award in 2005. He has participated in master classes in Oxford, UK, has performed with Victorian Opera, ANAM and has been involved in engagements in Italy; Poland and Greece. Jess Ipkendanz, Violin Jess Ipkendanz is a musician, composer, and visual artist based in Melbourne. Completing her Bachelor of Music at the University of WA, she graduated as the top performance student in her year. She was a string finalist in the 1997 ABC Young Performers Competition, a 1999 scholarship recipient at the Australian National Academy of Music, and a finalist for the 2005 Freedman Fellowship. Jess is currently doing her Masters of Music in performance at Melbourne University, where she is a recipient of the Corinna d'Hage Mayer Memorial Scholarship. Chris Howlett, Cello Chris is currently studying an Advanced Performance program at the Australian National Academy of Music after completing a Masters of Music Performance at the University of Melbourne under a full scholarship. He has just been awarded a Fellowship with Florestan Trio under Richard Lester, UK. He has performed with the Melbourne University Orchestra, Melbourne University Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Italy Youth Orchestra in 2005.

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Streeton Aus- Switzerland

Round One Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART Piano Trio in B flat major, K 502 Maurice RAVEL Piano Trio in A minor Round Two Roger SMALLEY Piano Trio Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in E flat major, Op 70 No 2 Finals Johannes BRAHMS Piano Trio No 1 in B major, Op 8

Formed in 2008, the Streeton Trio meets regularly in Lausanne to rehearse and to be tutored at the Geneva Conservatoire. It has received acclaim from violinist Mihaela Martin and international pianist Pascal Devoyon and was invited to perform at the prestigious 2009 Apeldoorn Festival in Holland. The individual Trio members have received major awards and prizes in Australia and overseas, and have been invited to perform at the Ravinia Festival, Salzburg Mozarteum and Melbourne International Arts Festival. Emma Jardine Violin Emma is currently studying a Master of Music Performance at the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve with Mihaela Martin. She has a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts and has performed with the Sinfonietta de Lausanne Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Benjamin Kopp Piano Ben is also studying at the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, participated in an International Musicians' Seminar, Prussia Cove, UK with Valeria Sverkansky and has a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has performed in the Archipel Festival, Geneva and has been a casual musician at the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Winner of the 2008 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship in 2008 and national finalist in the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, as a member of the Emerald Piano Trio. Martin Smith Cello Martin holds a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, has attended a masterclass with Natalia Gutman, Florence Italy and is the principal cellist of the Leipzig Hochschule Symphony Orchestra. In 2009 he toured with the Lyon String Quartet for Musica Viva and performed at the Concertgebouw, Holland with Korfker String Quartet.
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