2009 News archive

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December 2009
A YEAR TO REMEMBER FOR CAROLYN - AND ONE VERY SPECIAL CONCERT   View Summary
17 December 2009
Carolyn WatsonOne of Australia's most adept young conductors Carolyn Watson is well versed in the agreed wisdom that when it comes to classical music, if you can make it in Europe you can make it anywhere.
101 COMPOSITIONS ADD LUSTRE TO CONCERT PROGRAM   View Summary
14 December 2009
A new work by pre-eminent composer and National Living Treasure Peter Sculthorpe will be a highlight of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's 2010 concert program - and a jewel in the crown of The Con's 101 Compositions for 100 Years project.
XENIA TRIUMPHS IN GISBORNE   View Summary
7 December 2009
Xenia Deviatkina-LohPilot member of The Con's Open Academy Rising Stars program, Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, has claimed the prestigious Gisborne International Music Competition in Victoria.
ON THE WAY - A YEAR OF SPLENDID MUSIC MAKING AT THE CON   View Summary
4 December 2009
2010 Concert ProgramNext year's Concert Program - to be officially released this week - outlines more than 180 free and ticketed events - and reaches out beyond Sydney to national and international audiences.
November 2009
GOOD NEWS WEEK AT THE CON   View Summary
18 November 2009
The expertise of Con alumni and an Associate Professor have been honoured on three different international fronts this week.
A (DI)VINE CONCERT WHERE FOUR HANDS ARE BETTER THAN TWO   View Summary
12 November 2009
The musical mastery of Paul Rickard-Ford and Natalia Sheludiakova, buttressed by their love of music, will be to the fore when they combine for a world premiere performance of a new piano sonata by eminent Sydney composer Carl Vine.
CON STUDENTS GIVE THUMBS UP TO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA'S EUROPEAN TOUR   View Summary
10 November 2009
Students have spoken highly of their experiences as part of the Chamber Orchestra's recent European concert tour - the first international foray by the orchestra in six years.
October 2009
RACHEL'S STAR PERFORMANCE   View Summary
29 October 2009
Sydney's Rachel Siu has become the youngest musician to win the National Youth Concerto Competition in 33 years.
JI WON IS AUSTRALIA'S BEST IN 2009   View Summary
23 October 2009
Sydney violinist Ji Won Kim, a postgraduate student at The Con, has been named the nation's best young performer.
TWO CON PERFORMERS IN THE RUNNING FOR NATIONAL AWARD   View Summary
22 October 2009
Two of the three musicians vying for the title of Australia's best young performer are from The Con.
ORCHESTRA PROVES A WINNER IN EUROPE   View Summary
22 October 2009
European tour orchestraRave reviews and standing ovations have been hallmarks of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Chamber Orchestra's landmark European concert tour, which finished on the weekend.
September 2009
UNEARTHED: A CONSTELLATION OF SINGING TALENT   View Summary
30 September 2009
Unearthed singers at The ConThe talent pool of student singers is so deep that no amount of Australian Idols would do it justice, according to one of the nation's most experienced voice trainers, Clarita Derwent.
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Orchestra European Tour   View Summary
30 September 2009
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Orchestra, led by Maestro Imre Pallo, are currently on a European Tour and will perform at Royal Northern College (Manchester, UK), Conservatoire de Lausanne (Switzerland), Conservatorio N. Paganini (Genoa, Italy), Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria) and Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversitat (Vienna, Austria).
SYDNEY CALL-OUT FOR EX-CONS   View Summary
28 September 2009
A search has mounted to track down some 2000 former studentsA search has been mounted by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to track down some 2,000 former students who, 20 years on, are now eligible for Alumnus status.
EIGHT YEARS ON: OH, WHAT A FEELING FOR MINAH   View Summary
23 September 2009
Eight years on, Minah is fulfilling her dreamWhen musician Minah Choe flies out of Sydney on Sunday for performances in Europe she will be renewing a feeling of a "dream come true" denied her eight years ago.
THAT SOUND IS PERCUSSION SNARING KEY PERFORMANCES   View Summary
18 September 2009
Student interest in percussion is on the risePercussion's asset for fitting the glove of most music ensembles is generating a rising interest in student participation, and a growing demand for international performances, according to eminent musician and mentor Daryl Pratt.
RESEARCH ON THE UP AND UP AT THE CON   View Summary
16 September 2009
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has moved into overdrive in fully documenting the outputs of its creative practice - boosting its database by almost 70 per cent in the past few months.
MUSIC COMPOSITION'S NEW WORLD ORDER   View Summary
9 September 2009
John CoriglianoContemporary classical music is in the throes of a "golden era" with more young composers worldwide writing than ever before, according to pre-eminent American composer John Corigliano, who is visiting Australia.
A MASTER OF THE HORN JOINS THE CON   View Summary
3 September 2009
Internationally acclaimed musician and scholar, Darryl Poulsen, has been lured to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to take on the new position of Associate Dean (Academic/Staffing).
NEW GLOBAL MUSIC OMNIBUS TRAVELS HIGHWAY 101   View Summary
1 September 2009
Mr John CoriglianoAustralia has embarked on an epic undertaking to generate more than 100 new musical works that will influence public appreciation around the globe.
August 2009
School's in for Ros   View Summary
5 August 2009
Chime_barsRos Dunlop, a lecturer in clarinet at The Con, has spent six years recording Timorese indigenous music through a scheme called Music Recovery, in collaboration with composer Martin Wesley-Smith. Their objective of reviving original sounds and songs and putting them to practical contemporary use through the local education system has been given a giant boost through the development of the island country's first music school "Hadahur."
July 2009
History repeats for Peter Sculthorpe   View Summary
30 July 2009
Peter SculthorpePeter Sculthorpe, pioneer of Australian contemporary music, has been awarded an international prize linked to the historical voyages to the Southern Seas ordered by the Spanish crown in the 17th century.
Playing the Pied Piper will be noteworthy for Alexa   View Summary
27 July 2009
Alexa StillThe internationally acclaimed flautist Alexa Still is preparing to take-on the lead role in John Corigliano's orchestral epic The Pied Piper Fantasy in Sydney in August as part of The Con's 2009 Concert Series.
X Marks the Spot for 2015 Project   View Summary
15 July 2009
X Marks the SpotThe global 101 Compositions for 100 Years project has taken to the stage for the first time, with a world premiere performance of X Suite by The Con's Michael Duke and David Howie.