Young maestros: Mikayla Perry, Eva Ge and Christine Xu.
SOME of Australia's brightest young musicians, including Earlwood's Mikayla Perry and Ashfield's Eva Ge and Christine Xu, spent a mind-blowing week recently learning and playing in the company of Australia's finest performers of Historically Informed Performance style (HIP).
The Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra (ARCO) [has] conducted a four-day workshop with school students from all over Sydney, who created a fresh and inspiring interpretation of Mozart's Symphony no. 35, the 'Haffner'.
All brought their own modern instruments; however the tutors demonstrated on period instruments and shared their expertise so that the students learned how to create a sound and style in keeping with the aesthetics of Mozart's time.
Legendary artistic director and music education guru Richard Gill AO will lead student audiences through music from the past and present, taking an in-depth look at contemporary music as well as works from the 18th and 19th centuries on period instruments, in concerts next March, May and August at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney.