Focus on young musicians
We focus on musicians touring in our International Concert Season in this blog, but Musica Viva also has a commitment to nurturing the next generation of Australian performers. We congratulate the Dumky Trio, winners of the 2012 Musica Viva Chamber Music Award at the Sydney Eisteddfod at the weekend.
In 2012 Musica Viva has been running a Rising Stars program, providing purposeful performance-based and practical training opportunities for three emerging Australian chamber ensembles. These ensembles have received mentoring from leading Australian musicians such as the Goldner String Quartet, and some of our international guests, including the St Lawrence String Quartet, Takacs Quartet, Kuss Quartet, Anthony Marwood and Aleksandar Madzar.
This Saturday 11 August, two of these young ensembles, the Enigma Quartet and Streeton Trio, come together for a special performance at Sydney’s creative hub for live music, visual art, theatre, comedy, burlesque and booze, The Standard, 383 Bourke Street Surry Hills (at Taylor Square). The concert features works by Debussy, Mendelssohn, Sculthorpe and Takemitsu as well as visual art by Kate Scardifield and, for a change of pace, DJ Dave Fernandes before and after the concert. The venue is licensed with a bar, so you can enjoy a beer or wine with your chamber music and art. (If you’re so inclined, you can also tweet, Instagram, Facebook, whatever else, to your heart’s content during the concert.) We hope to see you there!