$1000 for One Year and Membership of Redland Sinfonia for 2 years
1. To enhance the musical experience and provide career pathways for young aspiring musicians with support for tuition, workshops or instruments; orchestral playing and solo performance.
2. To encourage continued membership and participation in the Redland Sinfonia, Orchestra in Residence at the Redland Performing Arts Centre.
Open to musicians, including current and past Redland Sinfonia members, under 25 years of age as at 31 December 2022.
Instruments for 2023
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, French Horn and Bassoon
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 December 2022.
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 July 1, 2022 until September 30, 2022
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.