Music students success
Sydney Youth Orchestra
Congratulations to Mikaela Sukkar (Year 10 ) who has secured a place with the Sydney Youth Orchestra (SYO) to tour Europe. After auditioning for the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) she won a place in the Young Symphonists Program, and is reserve for the 2017 National Music Camp and the AYO.
Mikaela has been selected for the SYO Tour to Europe in April 2017. The tour will give students the opportunity to perform in world-renown venues, work with leading classical musicians and attend performances by world-class orchestras.
Mikaela also auditioned for the AYO, one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative training organisations for young pre-professional musicians. From this, she was accepted into the Young Symphonist Program, where she will join the best young musicians from around Australia and work with directors and tutors who are among Australia’s most respected musicians. She was also placed as reserve for National Music Camp and the AYO.
These programs are open to musicians up to the age of 30. So at 15, this is a remarkable achievement and places Mikaela in the top of all oboe players from across Australia.
Image: Mikaela Sukkar (Year 10).
National Choral School 2017
Congratulations to Year 10 students Maeve Kelaher and Noa Doyle who have been selected to attend the National Choral School (NCS) in January 2017. Choral school is for 2 weeks and will be held at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Kensington College.
This is Maeve’s third year at NCS and she has been placed in the Cantorum Choir (previously known as Gondwana Voices). This is a highly skilled trebel choir for 12-17 year olds.
Noa will be attending for the first time in the Chorus Novus, a treble choir for 12-15 year olds.
Choral School involves intensive training and performances across 4 or 5 vocal ensembles with leading national and international conductors at the Gondwana National Choral School, which includes programs for developing composers and conductors. The sound of Gondwana National Choirs’ ensembles is vibrant and energetic, indicative of their intensive rehearsal process and the joy of being together.
This is an amazing opportunity for both girls in their music - voice development.
Image: Maeve Kelaher (Year 10).