In July, we held our first Fanfare workshop and met our fabulous eight Fanfare participates. The students each prepared an introduction and we have captured some of the day with a selection of short videos and photos available online. This year our students are aged 13-21 years and from around Australia including Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and New South Wales south coast. This month we are also pleased to be acknowledged for our commitment to youth education and being nominated for the Excellence in Music Education Award at this year’s Art Music Awards. Please enjoy…

Philippa Horn, General Manager, Artology

Fanfare Participate Introductions


On July 16 we held our first Fanfare workshop where each participant presented an introduction on themselves, their interests and inspirations and they each discussed their compositions with our mentor composer Nicholas Vines. This was a great opportunity for the group to meet each other and to start fine tuning their compositions ready for the AYO recording day in September. You can meet the composers by visiting the website. There are also photos from the workshop.

This year’s participants are:

Xiao-Xiao Kingham, Age 16 [Ivanhoe, VIC]
James Littlewood, Age 21 [Malvern East, VIC]
Oscar Gill, Age 13, [Bega, NSW]
Chrysoulla Markoulli, Age 19 [Earlwood, NSW]
Marcus Kha, Age 14 [Vale Park, SA]
Oliver Beard, Age 18 [Newington, NSW]
Callum O’Reilly, Age 19 [Swan View, WA]
Renee Crump, Age 13 [Camberwell, VIC]

Fanfare Special Workshop


For the first time this year we are holding a special workshop for Fanfare entrants that have not yet been selected to participate in the program. If you have written a Fanfare and would like some feedback from our mentor composers Nicholas Vines and Lyle Chan please come along. Held on Saturday August 6, 10am-2pm at our Sydney office. To reserve your place RSVP by phone (02) 8007 7322 or email:

Australian Youth Orchestra’s final concert of the 2016 International Tour


Featuring critically acclaimed French pianist, Hélène Grimaud and led by celebrated conductor Manfred Honeck, 97 of Australia’s finest young musicians will bring their unique energy and brilliance to the stage. After performing in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals in Europe and China, welcome them home for what is sure to be an unforgettable performance held on 8 August, Sydney Opera House. Book online.

Acacia Quartet : The harp & the harpoon


Join Acacia Quartet for a fascinating journey in time and history on Saturday 30 July at the Sydney Opera House. Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10 in E Flat Major, Op. 74, Harp is the last of his masterful middle quartets, it’s a glorious work: full, rich and befitting the middle period character known as Eroica. In contrast, Moya Henderson’s Kudikynah Cave will transport you to Tasmania’s wilderness and Nicholas Vines’ The Law of the Tongue is telling the story of early whale hunting in Eden, Southern NSW. Acacia are Artology supporters a special 2 for 1 deal on the $75 ticket price – simply enter the promo code ‘ACACIA’ when booking. Book online…

Little Big Shots International Film Festival


Little Big Shots is Australia’s largest and only annual touring film festival curated especially for kids. Featuring a selection of short and feature films, the festival lands in all major Australian capital cities. A kids jury awards the best international, local, and child-made films each year and the films play to an audience of over 20,000 across the country. Deadline in the 16 December. Find out more…