This coming Tuesday 10th September, we welcome violinist Sarah Curro as our guest mentor for this episode!

“Sarah Curro graduated in 1994 from the Queensland Conservatorium, where she was winner of the Conservatorium Medal for Excellence. After winning the Dorcas McLean Traveling Scholarship for Violinists in 1997 she studied, and then taught, at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and from 1999-2002 was a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

In Australia, she has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and is currently a full time member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Sarah’s interest in education and commissioning is inspired by her great father John Curro, Founder of The Queensland Youth Orchestras. Her experience as a tutor includes work with the students from The Hong Hong Academy for Performing Arts, Australian Youth orchestra (including National Music Camp, Chamber Camp and Young Symphonists), Queensland Youth Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Orchestra (including MYM Summer School), Southern Cross Soloists Winter Music School, the new Australian Asian Orchestra, Orchestra 21 and more.

Besides all the conservative orchestral things one can do as a violinist, Sarah’s non-traditional ventures focus on the constant discovery, purchase and promotion of new, mostly local compositions of every art form but most of all music. Through the fascinating and unique instruments of Melbourne Luthier Paul Davies, her solo series VOLUME, now in its 9th year (40 commissions so far), showcases these works in thoroughly modern venues to an ever-widening audience. Sarah hopes to continue this emotional and financial commitment to her arts community.”

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