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Episode 11 | Piers Lane, concert pianist

AYO Chamber Players Artistic Director Piers Lane joined us to talk about what's in store at our upcoming chamber music concerts at Elder Hall.


More episodes

Episode 1 | Diana Doherty, oboist

We caught up with AYO Alumna and Principal Oboist of Sydney Symphony Orchestra to talk about her upcoming collaboration with the Australian Youth Orchestra for our July Season concerts. 

Episode 2 | James Crabb, accordionist  

In this episode we were joined by the director of Momentum Ensemble's Seven Last Words concerts; accordionist James Crabb.

Episode 3 | Kym Dillon, composer

The first in a mini-series of podcasts, featuring the four composers from 2018 AYO National Music Camp.

Episode 4 | Michael Grebla, composer

The second in a mini-series of podcasts, featuring the four composers from 2018 AYO National Music Camp.

Episode 5 | Christopher Pantelidis, composer

The third in a mini-series of podcasts, featuring the four composers from 2018 AYO National Music Camp.

Episode 6 | Sarah Elise Thompson, composer

The last in a mini-series of podcasts, featuring the four composers from 2018 AYO National Music Camp.

Episode 7 | Lucy Reeves, teacher of Alexander Technique

We caught up with harpist and AYO tutor Lucy Reeves to hear about her work with the Alexander Technique.

Episode 8 | Emily Beauchamp & James Chen, AYO violinists

Violinists Emily and James describe their masterclass with Australian World Orchestra violinist, Anne Harvey-Nagl.

Episode 9 | Alice Morgan & James Nightingale, saxophonists

Alice Morgan joins AYO's woodwind section to perform these pieces at our upcoming concerts, and we caught up with Alice and her tutor James Nightingale to hear their thoughts on the use of saxophone in an orchestral setting.   

Episode 10 | Courtney Lewis, conductor

Conductor Courtney Lewis will lead the Australian Youth Orchestra as they perform works by Britten, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Ahead of the concerts, we caught up with Courtney to find out a little more about the repertoire we'll be hearing.