The Ironwood Developing Artists Chamber Music Program in 2013 is a non-residential education program held at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Southbank Campus, focusing on classical string chamber music repertoire, including the string trios, string quartets and string quintets by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and their contemporaries. The program is unique in Australia in bridging the gap between student and professional performance for musicians working in historically informed performance, and offers exceptional study and performance opportunities, directed by Ironwood's specialist musicians.
Dates: 1-6 July 2013
Location: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road
Southbank VIC 3006
Further information and applications can be found online here.
T: + 61 3 9810 3237
The Ironwood Developing Artists Program is unique in Australia in bridging the gap between student and professional performance for musicians working in historically informed performance (HIP).
This opportunity for Developing Artists is a new one for the Austrlia. Previously, students in the area of historic performance practice on early instruments had to travel to Europe or the United States/Canada to be part of high level emerging artist programs. This program fills a gap in our region.
Launched in 2010, the program offers project by project performance opportunities for pre-professional young musicians alongside Australian and international specialists in HIP. It involves touring nationally, and working on both mainstage and regional/rural performance & education projects.
Ironwood Developing Artists are part of the Bundanon Trust, Artist in Residence program during their July 2012 season. Ironwood are proud to announce that in 2012 they are Education Partners with the Bundanon Trust, in providing links with schools in the Shoalhaven region and encouraging music education in these communities.
In 2012, the program will again take the form of a seasonal orchestra at Bundanon giving Developing Artists an opportunity to perform alongside professional mentors in both urban and regional venues. Ironwood is planning the expansion of this program for 2013 and beyond, providing Australia and the Pacific region with a pre-professional link orchestra on early instruments in the tradition of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, and other programs run by Tafelmusik (Canada), Jeune Orchestre Atlantique (France) and Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra (UK).
Developing Artists will work alongside Ironwood’s musicians in concert, in education workshops, and in research based performance preparation. During 2012, Developing Artists will work with Alice Evans (violin), Nicole Forsyth (viola), Daniel Yeadon (cello), Neal Peres Da Costa (harpsichord/fortepiano), with other wind and brass tutors to be announced.
The program aims to make Developing Artists aware of the ‘tool kit’ of the research-based performing freelance musician, and the many facets that go to make up professional practice in the music sector in Australia in the 21st century.
Ironwood’s Developing Artists program is aimed at pre-professional instrumentalists who have recently completed their studies on a historic instrument of the baroque and classical period or are currently studying (undergraduate/postgraduate major). Alternatively, musicians who have majored in a modern instrument, and pursued a significant minor or ensemble studies strand in a historic instrument may wish to follow this as part of their professional practice.
The program offers an unequalled opportunity in the southern hemisphere to work alongside professionals in this area, in elite performance, recording, broadcast and touring capacities. Ironwood envisages this program being fully supported by public/private partnerships, so that Developing Artists can audition for the program regardless of financial capacity to participate. If you would like to donate towards Australia’s musical future, please email Ironwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ironwood also runs an entry level program exploring historic performance practice in the context of a Summer or Winter Workshop course. The next course at this level will be presented in 2013/14.
Applications for the 2012 Developing Artists season at Bundanon are encouraged from 2011 Developing Artists in particular. We will fill remaining places on this course from any new applicants.Also in 2012, Ironwood will be tutoring for the Australian Youth Orchestra during their chamber music course in Perth, September 2012.
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