For eight gifted young musicians, 2013 heralds a developmental opportunity of significant proportions. With the Sydney Symphony Fellowship in its 12th year, this blog will serve as a documentation of the experiences and tribulations of a select few of Australia’s best up and coming string, wind and brass musicians.
The Fellowship is Australia’s leading vocational training program for orchestral technique, musicianship and chamber music, revered throughout the world for the overwhelming opportunities it offers as well as the professional rigor it encourages. The 2013 Fellows have unprecedented access to facilities, resources and knowledge that aspiring musicians can often only dream of, but with this gift comes great responsibility.
Although their undeniable talent will serve them well throughout the year, each of the Fellows will have their work cut out for them as they attempt to balance intensive training with everyday life and vocational commitments.
In 2013, the Fellowship Blog will document the journeys of the Fellows under the guidance of Fellowship Artistic Director, Roger Benedict, unpacking the veritable gold mine of musical inspiration and experiences that they will be exposed to throughout the year.
You’ll be able to follow the Fellows as they experience the highs and lows of performances, tours, masterclasses, mentorships and all the other experiences imperative for smooth transitions into professional music careers.
Few will ever be granted the opportunities that the 2013 Sydney Symphony Fellowship awardees will be exposed to this year; it’s now up to them to perpetuate the strong tradition of accomplishment and musical excellence that the Sydney Symphony has become renowned for.