Camerata is pleased to welcome Rory Smith (cello) and Sarah Hooton (viola) as Upbeat emerging artists for 2019.
Camerata’s Upbeat program is designed to support the education of emerging string players by creating pathways and experience in the industry and providing an opportunity to work alongside Camerata’s Artistic Associates. The program is designed to empower artists, and value learning in a professional context which celebrates the joy of music making.
Rory currently is undertaking his final year at The University of Queensland (Honours) and auditioned to join Camerata’s Upbeat program because he thought it would be a great opportunity to improve, play with a professional chamber orchestra and learn from its members.
Sarah joins the program from the Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium and is in her fourth and final year. She really enjoys playing Bach Cello Suites as Bach holds a special place in her heart, adding his music is somehow so simple yet complicated at the same time.
2018 Upbeat alumni include Kate Worley (violin/viola), Julian Sharp (cello), Simon Svoboda (cello), Sophia Blinks (violin) and Clare Cooney (violin).
A big congratulations to 2017 alumni Molly Collier-O’Boyle who has been announced as part of ACO’s 2019 emerging artist program.
We’ll be profiling our alumni and what they’ve been up to since completing Camerata’s Upbeat program in the near future, so keep an eye out for more.