$1000 for One Year and Membership of Redland Sinfonia for 2 years
Open to musicians, including current and past Redland Sinfonia members, under 25 years of age as at 31 December 2023.
Instruments for 2024
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass.
Applicants need to provide:
Note: $20 administration fee, payable with each application.
After all applications have been considered by the panel, chosen applicants from the short list will be invited to attend an audition and interview which will occur in early November 2023.
All applicants will be notified of the result.
The decision of the panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Applications are open from September 1, 2023 until October 31, 2023.
Entries can be made via the following form:
Please have your details ready, including references, parental details and a copy of your CV, photo and payment receipt.
Following my recent move to Brisbane I decided I was overdue to give my passion for music more attention. I wanted something that was challenging in a community ensemble that would understand and forgive the 15 years of dust on my violin. This set of parameters led me to the Redland Sinfonia.
And what a joy it has been! There's nothing quite like the magical sensation of playing in an orchestra.
When Artistic Director Dr Graeme Denniss spoke recently about what Redland Sinfonia was doing to encourage young musicians in the community to be involved, that really resonated with me and I decided I wanted to support that too.
Enveloped in the elation of finally playing group music again, my overriding thought was: I want more young people to have the same opportunities I had in my youth, which have inspired me to continue being involved in community music to this day.
My ultimate hope is that by getting a taste for the pure joy of orchestral playing, they will continue to be involved with the community here and seek to share that experience with others into the future, because we get out what we put in.
Ray was born in Sydney but grew up in Toowoomba where he was heavily involved in the music scene from a young age. He played and toured internationally with a local youth orchestra and Camerata led by Celia Egerton, along with participation in multiple school groups, quartets, musical productions, choirs and concert bands.
He completed his 8th grade AMEB with honours on violin and was preparing for his AMusA before getting sucked into university commitments at the Australian National University, studying a Bachelor of International Relations and a Masters in International Business. This was followed by an exceptionally busy work life in Canberra and Sydney before recently moving to Brisbane.
In addition to his full-time role as Associate Director for Governance, Risk and Compliance Queensland at an IT security company, Ray also co-owns a Laser Tag entertainment business, is a die-hard skiing and snowboarding enthusiast, sailor and self- published author.
However, Ray’s self-acknowledged greatest regret is having lost touch with his music after finishing high school. Now that he has returned to it, he is determined never
to let it slip away again and hopes to spend more and more of his time contributing to the music community.
Two contrasting works, both of which must be accompanied.
Three orchestral excerpts and/or studies to be emailed a minimum of 2 weeks before the audition.
Piano accompanist may be provided by Redland Sinfonia free of charge for one rehearsal and audition, or by the applicant at their own expense.
30 minutes, approximately 15 minutes for the performance, 15 minutes for the interview.
Artistic Director, Concertmaster, and Players Representative.
Termination of scholarship:
If in the opinion of the Artistic Director and the panel the requirements of the scholarship are not being properly fulfilled, the award may be terminated at any time at the absolute discretion of the panel.
Completion of Scholarship:
At the completion of the scholarship year, the scholarship recipient will provide a written statement as to the value of the award for their musical enhancement, any other feedback they wish to convey and any suggestions for how the award and its administration could be improved in the future.