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A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD PORTER

Monday 29th February, 2016
Honorary life member, Leonard Porter passed away on the 18th of February aged 93. Len was the first administrator of the Australian Youth Orchestra (formerly known as the National Music Camp Association) and oversaw the establishment of AYO’s international touring program in the 1970s. AYO’s CEO, Colin Cornish paid tribute to Len Porter at his funeral.

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MOMENTUM ENSEMBLE: A MUSICIAN'S PERSPECTIVE

Monday 21st December, 2015
The AYO first met Siang Ching in 2011 when she joined the Chamber Players program. Since then, Siang Ching has become a familiar face! An expert keyboard, harpsichord and fortepiano player, Siang Ching joined Momentum Ensemble for a special launch tour in October this year. Read her interview to find out what it’s like to play in this exciting new ensemble.

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RICHARD POLLETT MEMORIAL AWARD: ROLLIN ZHAO

Friday 1st April, 2016
This year, Rollin Zhao has been named the recipient of the Richard Pollett Award. The Victorian violinist has participated in a range of AYO programs since 2012, including the 2013 International Tour. This year, Rollin is participating in AYO’s National Music Camp, AYO February Season, and the AYO International Tour.

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FROM AYO TO AN INDUSTRY FELLOWSHIP: VENNISA SANTORO

Tuesday 1st March, 2016
Did you know that the AYO’s Orchestral Management (formerly Arts Administration) program can give you the chance to apply for an industry fellowship? After taking part in the AA program at National Music Camp in 2015, Vennisa Santoro did just that. Vennisa took the time to talk National Music Camp, fellowships, and what she’s up to now.

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