NEWS

CONNECTING WITH ALUMNI ABROAD | AYO ORCHESTRAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Tuesday 22nd December, 2020
One of the unique and exciting prospects of an online program this year was having the opportunity to connect with AYO’s professional overseas alumni. Musicians of AYO Orchestral Career Development were each paired with an overseas mentor to chat about orchestral life outside Australia, the overseas audition process and workshop an audition concerto. We chatted to two of these pairs about their experiences and the importance of reconnecting with fellow musicians. Read more.

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THE PETER WEISS SCHOLARSHIP FUND | SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN MUSIC

Tuesday 22nd December, 2020
Each year, more than a third of our most talented musicians require scholarship support to be able to access the same opportunities as their peers and fulfil their potential. We are proud to announce the Peter Weiss Scholarship Fund in honour Peter Weiss, his love of music and support to AYO. In this article, AYO cellist Miles Mullins-Chivers speaks about the ways in which scholarship support impacts young musicians, and describes his own experience as a recipient of Peter Weiss Scholarship. Read more.

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WHEN TWO PASSIONS COLLIDE | WORDS ABOUT MUSIC ALUMNUS ADAM WEITZER

Tuesday 8th December, 2020
AYO Words About Music alumnus Adam Weitzer was named 2020 Global Winner in the Music, Film and Theatre category of The Global Undergraduate Awards. He reflects on his time in 2019 working with Phillip Sametz and how WAM gave him the confidence to reach this milestone in musical literature.

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MOMENTUM ENSEMBLE PRESENTS 'AVEM ASPERITAS'

Thursday 12th November, 2020
In September 2019 Momentum Ensemble gave the first performance of a special creative collaboration commissioned by AYO with the support of the late Peter Weiss AO. The work, Avem Asperitas, melds together sound and image crafted by two artists living on opposite sides of Australia.

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