AYO National Music Camps   

AYO National Music Camps

The highlight of the year for many young Australian musicians, AYO National Music Camps are a whirlwind of new faces, exhilarating challenges and uplifting performances. Let yourself be inspired by tutors, artists and conductors of international standing, and experience music-making as part of a superb symphony orchestra.

The program will take place in two halves in 2021, with musicians aged 18–22 gathering in Melbourne in autumn, and musicians aged 12–17 coming together in Sydney in the spring.

Artists

AYO Autumn Music Camp

 

AYO Spring Music Camp

Musicians aged 18–22

 

Musicians aged 12–17

Conductors

Fabian Russell

Fabian Russell

Fabian has enjoyed a long relationship with the Australian Youth Orchestra as Associate Conductor where he has been engaged to conduct AYO in the preparation of 26 seasons since 2002, including three international tours. He has been at the forefront of the Australian classical music industry as a multi-award winning conductor, artistic director, orchestral musician, soloist and teacher. Read more

Umberto Clerici

Umberto Clerici

With a career spanning more than 20 years as a gifted cello soloist, orchestral musician, and now emerging conductor, Umberto Clerici is swiftly gaining a reputation as an artist with a diverse and multifaceted career. Read more

 

Conductor

Johannes Fritzsch

Johannes Fritzsch

Johannes Fritzsch was appointed Conductor Laureate of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in November 2014, after his seven years tenure as their Chief Conductor. Since 2018, Johannes has held the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Read more

 

Repertoire to include:

AYO Autumn Music Camp

MOZART Symphony No.35 Haffner
PROKOFIEV Symphony No.1 Classical
RAVEL La Valse
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.1
DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

AYO Spring Music Camp

PROKOFIEV Symphony No.7

What’s involved?

You’ll join the country’s best young musicians for a fully catered residential program. Over the course of the program musicians will be immersed in orchestral and sectional rehearsals, and tutorials with some of Australia’s most respected instrumental tutors and conductors. Each musician will also gain practical skills in areas that support their performance aspirations including sound recording, promotion, presenting and stagecraft. At the conclusion of the program participants will showcase their combined efforts in an exciting orchestral concert performance. In addition, all participants will have the opportunity to explore the world of chamber music as part of a smaller chamber ensemble.

With an action-packed schedule it’s important to look after our participants. We provide airport transfers, comfortable shared accommodation and three meals per day for every participant.

How to apply Audition dates and requirements Back to 2021 programs