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December 2010
FOR DANIEL, SHAPING MUSIC OFFERS MORE BUZZ   View Summary
16 December 2010
Daniel Manera freely admits that his acumen on the clarinet is restricted to playing Mary Had a Little Lamb - but that hasn't stopped him winning a prestigious national music prize.
In the media - Noble takes lead at the zoo   View Summary
16 December 2010
Con alumnus Guy Noble will join voices with soprano Yvonne Kenny at the opening night of the Twilight concert series at Taronga Zoo next month.
JONATHAN RETURNS TO HIS WINNING WAYS   View Summary
13 December 2010
Three years ago violinist Jonathan Mui scored a triple whammy - he claimed his first major music prize; was the youngest winner in the history of the competition and the first to gain a new international travel scholarship.
In the media - A King hit in Hobart   View Summary
13 December 2010
Con Alumnus and cornet player David King will lead the Glenorchy City Concert Brass concert in Hobart this weekend as the culmination of a week of intensive workshops.
In the media - Tim will conduct 400 singers   View Summary
9 December 2010
Tim Chung will take charge of more than 400 performers under his baton for this year's Christmas performance of George Frideric Handel's massive choral work Messiah at Sydney Town Hall.
In the media - Steve in the groove   View Summary
8 December 2010
The Steve Barry Trio, led by Con student Steve Barry, has received solid reviews for its performances in New Zealand.
In the media - Margaret leads Christmas carols   View Summary
8 December 2010
Con Opera Alumna Margaret Butterworth is preparing to lead for the ninth straight time the choir for the annual Carols in the Park in Epping's Boronia Park on Sunday.
In the media - Angela makes semi-finals   View Summary
1 December 2010
Rising Star Angela Wong, 12, made the semi-finals of the 7th International Piano Competition Dedicated to Franz Liszt in Moscow.
In the media - Colin makes French cut   View Summary
1 December 2010
Internationally acclaimed composer and sound artist, Colin Black, has claimed a place among the finalists 22 for the 2010 Prix Phonurgia Nova Awards in Arles, France.
In the media - Richard in the Top 5   View Summary
1 December 2010
Recent Alumnus Richard Narroway has earned a Top Five finish in one of the world's most demanding competitions for cello.
November 2010
In the media - Gerard a musician through and through   View Summary
30 November 2010
If Gerard Willems was reincarnated and could have another shot at life, he says he would still be a musician.
In the media - Brandenburg comes of age   View Summary
29 November 2010
Alumnus Paul Dyer, who this year is celebrating the 21st birthday of the Brandenburg Orchestra, well remembers the prediction of his piano teacher when 17 years old: "She said to me, 'You haven't got the killer instinct, you're not going to make it'. It tore me apart."
In the media - Our singers get a Handel   View Summary
25 November 2010
Vocal soloists Helen Barnett (soprano), Anna Dowsley (alto), Kaine Hayward (tenor) and Alexander Knight (bass) - all graduates or advanced students of The Con - will perform Handel's Messiah at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, on Sunday, 5 December.
In the media - Michael is on the move   View Summary
25 November 2010
Alumni Michael Whiticker has left his post at the Townsville Music Centre to establish a large studio in the Glasshouse Mountains on the Sunshine Coast.
HARRY IS JUST WILD ABOUT SCHOOLS SPECTACULAR   View Summary
25 November 2010
Harry Ward (Photo by Dan White)Harry Ward travels the world playing classical music, but this weekend his trusty violin will turn to pop-rock - Michael Jackson, no less.
In the media - Daniel goes international   View Summary
20 November 2010
Daniel Herscovitch, senior lecturer in piano, is in South Carolina for a masterclass and recital at Claflin University as part of an International Piano Series.
In the media - Trevor a wind soloist   View Summary
18 November 2010
Bassoonist and Con Alumni Trevor Williamson is currently on a Queensland concert tour with quintet, the Brisbane Wind Soloists.
In the media - Som on a roll since Juilliard   View Summary
18 November 2010
Som Howie is so glad he picked up a clarinet as a stunt when he was 12 years old.
RISING STARS REACH NEW HEIGHTS   View Summary
17 November 2010
Young musicians training at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music have beaten all expectations in claiming an unprecedented level of achievement during the past 12 months.
TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE (FOR PLAYING PIANO)   View Summary
15 November 2010
She might be only 12 years old, but Angela Wong is ready to take on the world in a place far from home - Russia.
In the media - It started with the alligator crawl   View Summary
11 November 2010
The Queen of Jazz, Judy Bailey, has revealed it was the velvet-voiced musician Fats Waller that first encouraged her interest in what has become a lifelong love of jazz.
In the media - Pop with a classical twist   View Summary
3 November 2010
The Sydney six-piece band Aston started reworking pop songs in classical music style back in 2008 when they were students at The Con.
MUSIC BRIDGES DIFFERENCES AND DISTANCES   View Summary
3 November 2010
Music bridges differences and distancesIncreasingly, governments all over the world are beginning to understand that music is central and essential to human happiness; that every child deserves an education in music, according to Dean and Principal of The Con, Professor Kim Walker.
REBECCA DOES AUSTRALIA PROUD   View Summary
2 November 2010
REBECCA DOES AUSTRALIA PROUDHighly accomplished violinist Rebecca Chan has finished in the top 10 in the world in the prestigious International Violin Competition "Citta Di Brescia" in Italy.
FOR HENRIQUE, IT'S SOUNDS, CAMERAS, ACTION!   View Summary
1 November 2010
For Brazilian-born Henrique Dib, five years of studying for a degree in a foreign country is now paying-off within one year of him becoming a professional composer.
October 2010
NO REST FOR THE WICKED AS MAESTRO BATONS ON   View Summary
27 October 2010
Having first conquered New York and San Francisco, Maestro Imre Palló will be front and centre for a world premiere performance of a new string sonata in Sydney tomorrow night (29 October).
LIVING TREASURE'S NEW MUSIC IS A WARNING   View Summary
26 October 2010
Peter SculthorpeAustralia's most revered composer, Peter Sculthorpe, is not one to shirk his feelings when it comes to the natural world and the perils of climate change.
RACHEL AND ANNA IN WINNING CIRCLE   View Summary
26 October 2010
Rachel Bate and Anna Lisa Da Silva Chen are devoted to different modes of musical expression, but they share an understanding of the win-win outcome.
WHAT A WEEK FOR RACHEL   View Summary
21 October 2010
For budding Con soprano Rachel Bate, it's one down and one to go.
In the media - Vienna here I come for Angela   View Summary
21 October 2010
Alumni Angela Brun is packing her bags for Austria after winning the Opera Foundation Australia's Vienna State Opera Award for 2011.
In the media - Another first for Stephanie   View Summary
21 October 2010
Con senior lecturer and pianist Stephanie McCallum has added another first to her career - an inaugural performance tour to Darwin.
EXCITEMENT IN THE BIG APPLE!   View Summary
18 October 2010
A news item on the website of the world's pre-eminent music education institution, the Juilliard School of New York, describes the enthusiasm of those about to take part in the joint concert with the Chamber Orchestra of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
In the media - Debut album for Marita   View Summary
15 October 2010
Alumni and singer-songwriter Marita Mangano has written 11 original songs for her debut album "Binalong Blue."
In the media - Chris is hands on   View Summary
15 October 2010
Alumni Chris Komorowski, now a professional solo jazz guitarist, has released his debut album "As I Hear It," which is based around his technique of sounding like several people playing guitars.
IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN IN 2012   View Summary
15 October 2010
Two of Australia's most promising young pianists will be selected to participate in an unprecedented international music collaboration in Germany in 2012.
FOR FELICITY, THE VIOLIN TAKES HER BACK TO THE FUTURE   View Summary
13 October 2010
Felicity DoukakisFelicity Doukakis is only 22 years old but for her, a rising star of the violin, music is timeless.
MUSICIAN ANGUS HAS THE TOUCH OF A BARRISTA   View Summary
8 October 2010
When he is not practicing or performing, Angus Lindsay likes to roast coffee beans with the same doting care and attention he devotes to his oboe.
In the media - New role for alumna Paula   View Summary
7 October 2010
American Paula Brusky, who completed her doctorate in bassoon performance at The Con, has been appointed to the Faculty of St Norbert College in Wisconsin.
In the media - All hands on deck   View Summary
7 October 2010
Con lecturer Clemens Leske and Alumni Guy Noble are providing four of the 18 hands performing in the Steinway Spectacular this week.
ROYAL FLUSH FOR THE SOUNDS OF EARLY MUSIC   View Summary
1 October 2010
Colin Lawson, Director Royal College of Music, LondonWhen the music of the great Baroque composers enchanted the world 300 years ago Australia had not been discovered by Europeans, but Neal Peres Da Costa is fast making up for the time lapse.
September 2010
BLOWING THE TRUMPET LOUDER FOR RESEARCH FUNDING   View Summary
29 September 2010
Professor Keith HowardProfessor Keith Howard, the Associate Dean for Research at The Con, is on a mission to prove the research significance of music scholars and musicians.
FOR GILLIAN, MUSIC STRETCHES BACK AND FORWARD   View Summary
29 September 2010
Gillian WilliamsGillian Williams plays the French Horn on works by classical composers such as Strauss and Brahms, but often as not she is listening to pop music on Triple J.
In the media - Julie has a story to tell   View Summary
28 September 2010
Con alumna Julie Goodwin is receiving rave reviews for her lead role in West Side Story, the musical based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
NO SLIP-UPS FOR MUSICIAN ALINA   View Summary
27 September 2010
Alina ZamfirAlina Zamfir, a 20-year-old viola player, now in the third year of a performance degree at The Con, finds that eating bananas aids concentration and helps "centre" her ahead of going on stage.
In the media - Karol emerges stronger   View Summary
24 September 2010
Music performance student Karol Kowalik and his Orava String Quartet made it through to the final round of the Musica Viva Award for Chamber Music.
In the media - Success for sextet   View Summary
24 September 2010
Sydney Camerata, a sextet featuring Con students and graduates, has claimed the 2010 Musica Viva Chamber Music Award.
THE WORLD IS THE CON'S OYSTER   View Summary
23 September 2010
Imre Pallo conductingThe Con is firmly Sydney-based but over the past 12 months its students, Faculty and performance programs and initiatives have been on an unprecedented international trajectory.
KEVIN IS PART OF HISTORY IN THE MAKING   View Summary
21 September 2010
Kevin HuntCon Alumnus and lecturer in the Jazz Unit, Kevin Hunt, will be at the centre of an amazing recording session of the work of Aboriginal warrior Bennelong, first sang in public in London's Mayfair in 1793.
In the media - Bigger delivery area please   View Summary
13 September 2010
TENOR Brad Cooper, who as a boy delivered the North Shore Times in St Ives, drew a large and enthusiastic audience to the Con for his recital on August 31.
FOR BEST PIANIST JOCELYN, ONE FOLLOWS THREE   View Summary
13 September 2010
Con Alumni, Jocelyn Ho, turned to a background in pure mathematics to guide her decision to parley a third position two years ago to a first placing in the 2010 Australian National Piano Award on the weekend.
CON-NECTED PIANISTS VIE FOR NATIONAL AWARD   View Summary
9 September 2010
Three of the 11 finalists striving this week for the title of the nation's best pianist have links to The Con.
WALKER IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF STUDENTS AT WORLD EXPO   View Summary
7 September 2010
Dean and Principal of The Con, Kim Walker, acknowledged as one of the top five bassoonists in the world, has been invited to perform at a premier music event of the World Expo in Shanghai.
MASTERS OF THEIR CLASS ARE IN TOWN   View Summary
7 September 2010
Trumpeter extraordinaire Warren Vaché is not shy in describing his career approach to playing better and broadening his versatility…it's to steal.
WORDS AND MUSIC IN SUPPORT OF SAVING THE PLANET   View Summary
7 September 2010
Peter Sculthorpe AO has been fascinated with landscape since he started going fishing and trekking through the bush with his Dad as a youngster.
In the media - Gareth has come full circle   View Summary
7 September 2010
Con graduate and ARIA Award winner Gareth Koch has been appointed a lecturer in guitar at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music.
BEST YOUNG AUSSIE AND AMERICAN MUSICIANS JOIN FORCES   View Summary
2 September 2010
Student musicians from Australia will be aiming for a tour de force when they unite with counterparts from the and the San Francisco Conservatory and College of Music of the University of Colorado in Boulder for two historic concerts on 22 and 26 October.
ALEXA IN TUNE WITH FOSTERING MINORITY MUSICIANS   View Summary
2 September 2010
Teaching disadvantaged Indigenous teenagers to play and hopefully master the flute is a cherished goal of internationally acclaimed flautist Alexa Still.
In the media - Charismatic by name and nature   View Summary
2 September 2010
Sydney trio "Charisma", made up of Con graduates Roslyn Dunlop and Julia Ryder and The Con's Chair of the Ensembles Studies Unit and Senior Lecturer in Accompaniment, David Miller, is currently on a concert tour of Queensland.
In the media - Jenny plays the platypus of strings   View Summary
2 September 2010
Con alumnus Jenny Eriksson, a master of the viola da gamba, is on a national concert tour with her chamber music group, The Marais Project, featuring baroque music.
August 2010
THE BIG APPLE BECKONS AS PART OF HISTORIC CONCERT TOUR   View Summary
30 August 2010
Young musicians from Australia will be reaching across the ocean divide in October for an historic collaboration with American counterparts as part of a three city concert tour of the USA.
In the media - Vatche and Jee-Yong in competition   View Summary
30 August 2010
Young pianists studying at The Con, Vatche Jambazian, of Castle Hill, and Jee-Yong Kim, of Carlingford, are vying for the crown of best classical pianist in Australia.
In the media - Martin is stepping down from TSO   View Summary
27 August 2010
Alumnus Steve Martin is stepping down as principal double bass for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra after 33 years.
In the media - Wollongong hails super soprano   View Summary
27 August 2010
Student Rachel Bate, 25, who has been selected as a finalist in the Mathy Australian Singing Competition, was introduced to music as a child when her family would play all of the old musicals and encourage her to sing along, reports the Illawarra Mercury.
SCHOOLS IN FOR GIFTED CELLIST   View Summary
24 August 2010
Hyung Suk BaeInternationally renowned cellist and teacher Georg Pedersen has seen many gifted young musicians over the past three decades, but not too many better than Sydney teenager and Con student Hyung Suk Bae.
NOTHING THEORETICAL ABOUT ROSS'S CONCERT   View Summary
19 August 2010
Ross HarringtonA fan of jazz music has given a young Sydney "cool school" saxophonist the chance to play alongside some of Australia's leading musicians this weekend.
In the media - My Sauce Good a big hit   View Summary
19 August 2010
Alumnus Veren Grigorov is currently touring Ireland with his acoustic trio of violin, vocals and guitar, "My Sauce Good."
SINGING THE PRAISES OF CON STUDENTS   View Summary
17 August 2010
Emma Moore has taken a very deep bow in this her first year as a practicing opera singer.
Bravo! - Rising Stars Successes   View Summary
16 August 2010
Bravo! to our Rising Stars on their recent success in the Ku-ring-gai NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition
Bravo! - SCM violin tutor Maria Linsday and sister Angela Lindsay   View Summary
16 August 2010
Bravo! to Sydney Conservatorium of Music violin tutor Maria Lindsay and her sister Angela Lindsay.
In the media - Con alumni David Papp in the fast lane   View Summary
16 August 2010
Con alumnus and leading oboe player, David Papp, has revealed a passion for being a racing car driver, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
CON'S COMPETITION CUP RUNNETH OVER   View Summary
13 August 2010
Three Con-connected singers on Sunday will be vying to follow in the footsteps of two of Australia's greatest -Dame Joan Sutherland and June Bronhill.
In the media - City music legends honoured    View Summary
13 August 2010
Two of Southland rock 'n' roll's most distinguished sons got deserved recognition from their home town this week. John Coker studied music arranging at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and was recruited as a touring bass player by Marcia Hines then, in 1979, Jon Eng-lish.
THE MACKERRAS COLLECTION - A ROOM WITH PLENTY TO VIEW   View Summary
12 August 2010
A permanent exhibition in a British institution devoted to the works and life of recently deceased legendary Australian conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras, is about to get larger.
In the media - Patron role for Jane Rutter   View Summary
12 August 2010
Jane Rutter has been appointed Patron of the Conservatorium Mid North Coast (CMNC), a new institution that is moving to full operational status with the help of former Con Head of the Woodwind Unit Michael Scott.
In the media - EMA prizewinner announced   View Summary
11 August 2010
Viola player, Tara Hashambhoy, has been awarded the EMA Prize for an outstanding student of early music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
In the media - Saxophone leads Michael to Dubai gig   View Summary
11 August 2010
Jazz student Michael Griffin is taking his quintet to Dubai for a three month concert tour, which will involve performing six nights a week, reports the Inner West Courier.
A PHANTOM OF THE OPERA HOUSE NO MORE   View Summary
11 August 2010
Imre PalloA stone's throw from Imre Palló's office is a venue that has eluded the world renowned conductor - until now.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK FOR SIMONE   View Summary
6 August 2010
Con graduate Simone Easthope will soon be Big Apple-bound after clinching the prestigious Lady Fairfax 2010 New York Scholarship.
TOGETHER AGAIN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS   View Summary
6 August 2010
Two premier musicians who started playing together in the early 1990s are bonding on stage again for the first time in more than a decade.
ANGLES, ANGELS AND BEETHOVEN   View Summary
3 August 2010
Angel SchoolShaun Tarring and Andrew Brown are regarded by their peers as talented, hard working percussion students, but angels? Not normally.
July 2010
CON SINGERS CONTENDERS AT THE CON   View Summary
30 July 2010
Four of the six finalists for one of Australia's most prestigious singing scholarships to be decided this weekend have strong links to The Con.
CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC STUDENTS GO TO ANGEL SCHOOL   View Summary
29 July 2010
Spirit-EDStudents from the Conservatorium of Music have been in production with international and Australian film icons in the heart warming, family fantasy/adventure titled 'Spirit-ED'.
STUDENTS BEAT THE HEAT TO TRIUMPH IN CHINA   View Summary
28 July 2010
Shanghai Brass Ensemble on stagePerformances by Con students at the World Expo in Shanghai attracted more than 1,000 people every 20 minutes.
TALKING HEADS ON ALL THAT JAZZ   View Summary
28 July 2010
Multi-genre music is the way forward for emerging artists growing up with iPods and an incredible amount of information at their fingertips, according to award-winning trumpet player and jazz teacher at The Con, Phil Slater.
Bravo! - Paul Stanhope In Complete Control   View Summary
27 July 2010
Bravo to Paul Stanhope, a casual teacher of Composition at the SCM.
ONE SIZE SUITS ALL FOR THIS PERFORMANCE   View Summary
22 July 2010
One of the world's most renowned piano duos will become a foursome for one concert only in Sydney this weekend.
BOB CARR APPOINTED PATRON OF THE SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC FOUNDATION   View Summary
22 July 2010
Former New South Wales Premier, the [[b||Honourable Bob Carr]], has been appointed the inaugural Patron of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Foundation.
THE COOLEST FLUTE SINCE JETHRO TULL   View Summary
20 July 2010
Project TrioGreg Pattillo is making the flute cool again.
Leo Beranek comes to Sydney University   View Summary
19 July 2010
World famous acoustician Dr Leo Beranek will be visiting Sydney Conservatorium of Music in August and giving a special presentation in Verbrugghen Hall for the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.
JULIE IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF SINGING SUCCESS   View Summary
14 July 2010
For Julie Goodwin the art of persistence is becoming a part of her professional life as a singer and as a music student at The Con.
TERENCE'S COMPOSITION IS VIEWED VERY HIGHLY INDEED   View Summary
9 July 2010
Con PhD candidate Terence Yapp has claimed one of Europe's major music composition awards for his work View of the Son from the Father's Eye.
Conquest IX tour takes audiences by storm   View Summary
9 July 2010
Students from The Con have been taking audiences young and old by storm on a concert tour of the NSW Southern Highlands and South Coast from June 17-July 4.
PROFESSOR MCROBBIE A FRIEND OF CREATIVE ACTIVITIES   View Summary
9 July 2010
Professor Michael McRobbie AOProfessor Michael McRobbie AO, world-renowned Australian-born educationalist visited The Con on Tuesday and was surprised to be greeted by a splendid brass fanfare from a twelve-piece band.
SAXOPHONES AND SHANGHAI EQUAL DEEP END   View Summary
9 July 2010
Three students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music have agreed to be thrown in the "deep end" of public performance - concerts on the international stage.
SHANGHAI EXPO CONCERTS ICING ON THE CAKE   View Summary
5 July 2010
Shanghai World Expo 2010 Australian Pavillion logoJazz and more jazz will set the tone of a musical juggernaut involving students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) at the biggest cultural event of 2010, the Shanghai World Expo.
June 2010
KATIA IS COMPOSING IN VERY GOOD COMPANY   View Summary
18 June 2010
Katia BeaugeaisKatia Beaugeais has joined a select group of commissioned composers whose work will help celebrate the centenary of one of the nation's most prestigious institutions - The Con.
May 2010
Bravo! - Van Emmerik is in top brass in the USA   View Summary
31 May 2010
Internationally renowned euphonium artist and PhD student at The Con, Matthew van Emmerik, will be front and centre this weekend when he plays with the US Air Force Band.
Happy Anniversary to The Con!   View Summary
4 May 2010
Historical image of The Con Thursday 6 May is an auspicious day in The Con's history. On The Con's 95th anniversary this Thursday, The SCM Chamber Orchestra will be flying to Germany to be the resident orchestra at the Bronnbach Festival.
April 2010
101 COMPOSITIONS - THE LA CONNECTION   View Summary
28 April 2010
101 Compositions logoWhen revered jazz educator and conductor William Motzing teams up with Australian-born and American-based composer Tim Davies on 5 May for "The Biggest Band Concert," it will be a film and television conjunction as well as a world premiere music confection.
THE WORLD'S NEW MUSIC COMES TO THE CON   View Summary
19 April 2010
World New Music Days 2010 is being held in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time in the International Society of Contemporary Music's 88 year history, which is significant both for ISCM and Australia.
March 2010
A SYMPOSIUM WITH A DIFFERENCE AT THE CON   View Summary
31 March 2010
Asian Instrument detailAncient dance routines, a newly created instrument called the Hang, music never heard before in public in Australia - these are but three highlights of the inaugural Asian Symposium at The Con in April.
BUSKING AT THE BANK AN ADDED INTEREST   View Summary
24 March 2010
Doing some lunchtime business at the bank in the City this week will come complete with free musical accompaniment. At the Westpac Royal Exchange branch at 50 Pitt Street, buskers will be providing mini-concert performances each day in support of the Sydney Conservatorium's annual Open Day festival.
A MELLOW CELLO OUTING WILL GET OPEN ROLLING   View Summary
22 March 2010
Macquarie CelloA cello crafted in 1812 that was the pride and joy of the wife of convict-era Governor Lachlan Macquarie will be featured in a special performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's annual Open Day next Sunday.
POETRY AND PERCUSSION IN PERFECT PITCH   View Summary
22 March 2010
Daryl PrattRap artists they're not, but eminent percussionist Daryl Pratt and acclaimed Australian writer David Malouf certainly know how to mix text with music. The two leading practitioners of their craft have come together to perfect a "soundscape" that will be a highlight performance of The Con's Open Day festival this Sunday.
OPEN DAY IS READY TO ROCK, ROLL AND REGALE   View Summary
18 March 2010
The great musical conjunction - Open Day 2010 - is shaping as a blockbuster. The festival, on Sunday 28 March, will present the biggest array of concerts, displays, performances and lectures on record - involving a broad range of musicians, composers, researchers and artists, from apprentices to masters.
A FANFARE CONCERT WILL BE A PART OF HISTORY   View Summary
17 March 2010
The momentum is surging for the major music development project, 101 Compositions for 100 Years, with two works to be performed back-to-back in Sydney. On 26 and 27 March The Con will host a premiere of the chamber orchestra version of Symphony No 4, Los Angeles - by Arvo Pärt - together with the Australian premiere Aulis Sallinen's Chamber Music VIII Op. 94 The Trees, All their Green.
February 2010
STARRING ROLE FOR REGIONAL MUSICIANS   View Summary
25 February 2010
Open DayPerformances by a host of musicians from Regional NSW will be an integral part of a special festival at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music next month.
THE MASTER AND APPRENTICE IN GALA PERFORMANCE    View Summary
22 February 2010
Harry WardWhen teenager Harry Ward heard master pianist Gerard Willems play at a major concert, he thought out loud: 'I want to have what he's having.' Now the 13-year-old from Killara is about to see his wish come true.
DAME JANET JOINS OTHER "MISSING MUSICIANS" IN SYDNEY   View Summary
18 February 2010
Recognition CeremonyDame Janet Ritterman (nee Palmer) is recognized as Australia's most honoured and credentialed music educator. She is one of several thousand young scholars who attended the former NSW Conservatorium of Music (now the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a faculty of the University of Sydney) between 1940 and 1990 and who are now being recognized as Alumni of the University.
RECOGNITION BETTER LATE THAN NEVER SAY NANCY AND ROBERT   View Summary
14 February 2010
Recognition CeremonyNancy Tuck and Robert Dunn will join more than 240 other former students of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Thursday for induction into the cherished ranks of Alumni of the University of Sydney.
TALKING THE TALK, DANCING THE DANCE   View Summary
10 February 2010
Rafael BonachelaRafael Bonachela, Artistic Director of the Sydney Dance Company, will have little trouble conversing with the audience at the inaugural Friends of The Con - Music Collaboration session.
January 2010
BALLET EQUALS AWARD FOR HINDSON MUSIC   View Summary
28 January 2010
Matthew HindsonEminent composer Matthew Hindson is sharing in the glory of a prestigious South Bank Show Award for the Royal Birmingham Ballet announced in London.
NETA "TINKLED PINK" WITH SPECIAL AWARD   View Summary
27 January 2010
PianoNeta Maughan, a teacher at The Con for 36 years has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2010 Honours List for her services to pedagogy and improving the talent of young people.
PETER IS CHARGED-UP FOR COMPOSITION GLORY   View Summary
21 January 2010
Peter McNamaraAspiring Sydney composer Peter McNamara is the inaugural winner of the 101 Compositions Competition.
PETER IS CHARGED-UP FOR COMPOSITION GLORY   View Summary
21 January 2010
Peter McNamaraAspiring Sydney composer Peter McNamara is the inaugural winner of the 101 Compositions Competition.