$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 2021.
Instruments for 2022
Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, French Horn.
Applicants need to provide:
Note: $20 administration fee, payable with each application.
Applications are open from July 1, 2021 until September 30, 2021
Further information and audition requirements below.
Email Artistic Director Dr Graeme Denniss: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
To apply for Raymond Gillmore Scholarship, or for more information, please download the application form below.
Applications for the scholarship are now open and will close on 30 September 2021.
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.