NEWS

THE DOUBLE BASSIST AND THE LUTHIER

Thursday 13th May, 2021
In the Hunter Valley of NSW, AYO musician Ayrton Gilbert spends half of his time practising and playing double bass and the other half in a workshop making double basses. With a fascination for the sound and power of the instrument and a keen eye as a carpenter, he devotes his life to the instrument.

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AYO AUTUMN MUSIC CAMP IN PICTURES

Tuesday 20th April, 2021
From performing orchestral and chamber music with their peers to learning from experienced instrumental tutors and arts industry mentors, there was plenty to see and do at National Music Camp this April! Explore the week in pictures with our Camp photo galleries.

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BECOMING A BAROQUE VIOLIST

Tuesday 8th October, 2019
Last year, AYO violist Katie Yap was a recipient of the prestigious Ernest V. Llewellyn Scholarship, which enabled her to buy a custom-made baroque viola. We chatted to Katie a year on from purchasing her viola about the freedom of playing a baroque instrument of her own and the opportunities it has presented for her throughout the year.

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UMBERTO CLERICI | MEET THE ARTISTS OF 2021

Wednesday 10th March, 2021
Umberto Clerici has a career spanning over 20 years, not only as a gifted cellist but also as an emerging conductor. Ahead of conducting the musicians of AYO Autumn Music Camp, we chatted to him about his career and the musical wisdom he hopes to pass onto the next generation. Discover more.

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