HSC and Preliminary Course Piano Workshop
-for students wanting to perfect their piano playing, enhance their understanding of musical styles and gain excellent preparation for HSC performances!-
What does the Workshop involve?
Over the course of two days, all students will have the chance to perform works in a supportive class setting and will receive constructive criticism to further their performance and heighten musical awareness. Focus will be on stylistic awareness and the requirements designated by various composers, in addition to enhancing critical listening and performance skills. Students will also have the chance to work on a chamber music work with a faculty instrumentalist, where they will develop collaborative skills essential for pianists. These skills are required of all musicians and are a focus of both the HSC performance and musicology examinations.
After applications have been received, each student will be assigned a short work for piano and another instrument and they will be required to learn the piano part prior to the workshop, at which time they will be able to play it with an instrumentalist. Students should also nominate up to two solo pieces they would like to play at the Workshop.
Applications are limited, so please apply early to avoid disappointment! Applications are available for active participants (students who play in the workshop) and auditors.
Please apply at:
Day 1, August 2nd:
9:30am -3pm: Masterclasses, workshops
3-4pm: Faculty Concert
Day 2, August 3rd:
10am- 12pm: Masterclasses, workshops.
3-4pm: Student Concert
Lunch is included in the application fee for both students and auditors.
Artistic Director and Faculty.
Pianist and educator Theresa Leung has performed in Australia, Europe and the US and is a Teaching Fellow in collaborative piano (chamber music) at the New England Conservatory, Boston, as well as serving on the Conservatory’s Preparatory staff, as a pianist for string master classes. She has coached chamber music at the Kneisel Hall Young Artists Program, Maine, USA, and has served on the piano and accompanying faculties of the Cleveland Music Settlement, USA, and Santa Sabina College, Strathfield.
Additionally, Theresa has been on the piano roster for the Cleveland Institute of Music, Music Academy of the West, California, the Banff Centre, Canada, the Quartet Program, NY, among others. A native of Sydney, Theresa attended MLC Burwood and St Andrew's Cathedral School and was placed First in the 2 unit and 3 unit Music Courses in 2000 and received the Premier's Award and Australian Students' Prize. She is currently a Doctoral candidate (ABD) at the New England Conservatory, Boston, USA. The classes will be led by Ms Leung.
Peter Leung began saxophone studies at age seven and has since had a varied and extensive performance career across Europe and Australia, expaning many musical styles. Peter curently performs as a soloist and chamber artist, as well as regularly performing with the Sydney Saxophone Collective and Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Orchestra. In 2008 Peter attended l'université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France, under the guidance of Claude Delangle and Arno Bornkamp, support by a Buzz Grant from the Foundation for Young Musicians. In 2011 Peter completed a Master of Music degree at Fontys Conservatorium, the Netherlands, under the tutelage of Ties Mellema and Niels Bijl. Other notable performances include performing with F.C. Jongebloed in their 2010 Concert Series and performances at the Aberystwyth Music Festival in Wales. Peter is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the direction of Dr Michael Duke.