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The Art of Collaboration

2020-08-28T15:09:50+08:00August 28th, 2020|Collaborations, Concert News|

West Australian Opera is excited to present the magical storytelling of The Nightingale in an exciting and unique collaboration between five companies. We take you behind the scenes to explore the creation of The Nightingale in a season that harness the next generation of WA talent. On this weeks behind the scenes journey we speak with members from the WA Youth Orchestra as they share with us what is involved in preparing and learning a new score. WA Opera is [ read more ]

July Holiday Rehearsal Season at the Perth Concert Hall

2020-08-19T14:54:39+08:00June 22nd, 2020|Concert News|

We warmly welcome back all our WAYO members to what will prove to be an exciting week of rehearsals and performances at the Perth Concert Hall! As isolation restrictions are now lifting, WAYO is gradually making a safe return. The July Holiday Rehearsal Season will provide a wonderful opportunity for all our WAYO members to reunite for a week of rehearsals, tutorials and music activities at The Perth Concert Hall during the school holidays. Support WAYO’s Future with a Tax [ read more ]

Member Profile – Take five with Oliver Crofts

2020-08-19T15:12:27+08:00November 12th, 2019|Meet our Musicians|

Oliver recently travelled to Melbourne, having been invited to the second and final round live auditions for the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).  He has since been offered a scholarship position in the 2020 ANAM Professional Performance Program in Melbourne, where he will study with David Thomas – Head of Winds ANAM (Principal Clarinet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra). [ read more ]

A World Premiere for WAYO

2020-08-19T14:45:20+08:00June 25th, 2019|Concert News, Scholarships|

Announcing the Inaugural Carol Day commissioned work by Melody Eötvös Originally from the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Melody recently relocated to Melbourne via the USA, where she completed her Doctor of Music, to take up a full time post at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Her work draws on both multi-media and traditional instrumental contexts, as well substantial extra-musical references to a broad range of philosophical topics and late 19th Century literature. Recent commissions include a percussion and choral [ read more ]

Member Profile – Take five with Emma Ou

2020-08-19T15:08:55+08:00May 8th, 2019|Meet our Musicians|

1. What inspired you to learn an instrument? I always loved watching and listening to recordings of others playing instruments, which really inspired me to learn so I could play the music I loved listening to. When I started learning the violin, a big inspiration for me to practice was performing for people. It makes me really happy to be able to perform for people who enjoy my music. A few years after learning the violin, I was interested in [ read more ]

Member Profile – Take five with Joshua Dunne

2020-08-19T15:07:45+08:00April 29th, 2019|Meet our Musicians|

Although one would be forgiven for assuming Joshua was once a student at the UWA Conservatorium of Music (especially given his semi-permanent presence there), he has just graduated from UWA’s Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) program with majors in Political Science and International Relations and Business Law. Joshua loves all things old and all things foreign and was lucky enough to spend a semester in Lyon, France improving his French and soaking up every art gallery and museum he possible could. [ read more ]

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