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Rising stars of St George’s Chamber Orchestra

Busselton Dunsborough Times
The St George’s College Chamber Orchestra will perform in Dunsborough on January 28.
Camera IconThe St George’s College Chamber Orchestra will perform in Dunsborough on January 28. Credit: The St George’s College Chamber Orchestra will perform in Dunsborough on January 28.

A chamber orchestra of 15 young string players will make their first appearance outside of Perth when they perform in Dunsborough later this month.

The St George’s chamber orchestra is part of the college’s new young and emerging artists initiative established in 2016. Its members are all tertiary or post-tertiary students.

It was founded to give gifted young musicians a chance to develop higher level chamber music skills beyond and before university.

The members of the orchestra are mentored by Paul Wright, one of Australia’s leading violinists who, at the age of 11, was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England.

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He was accepted as a student at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and has performed with many Australian orchestras and ensembles including the Australian String Quartet, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

He later became Winthrop Professor at the University of WA, where he was head of strings.

He is now Senior Music Fellow of St George’s College, where he mentors young musicians.

The repertoire includes works by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Handel, Dvorak, Arensky and Whitacre.

The concert will be at the St George’s Church Family Centre in Gibney Street, Dunsborough, on Saturday, January 28, at 3pm.

Tickets are $50, $25 for students, and free for children under 15.

Tickets can be obtained by visiting musicatstgeorges.org.au or at the door of the centre.

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