A collaboration with Itet-John Noble’s Quartet Program (JNQP) and the Bairnsdale Hub saw the launch of two new youth string ensembles in Bairnsdale in June 2020.
Ensembles from across Victoria performed at the recent End-Of-Year Celebration Concert. This concert usually takes place at the Melbourne Recital Centre, but this year was a ‘virtual’ event (online). John Noble is now planning the 2021 performance schedule.
Musicians for the Alpine Trio are Noah Greaves (violin), Emily Pendergast (violin) and Selwyn Gurnsey (cello), whilst Kieran Brown (violin), Tess Venables (violin), Rebecca Stephens (viola) and Enola Jefferis (cello) form the Wy Yung Quartet’. This year local youth string musicians experienced fortnightly rehearsals with John Noble, with all sessions being held via Zoom.
Recently, John travelled to Bairnsdale to host the first live face to face rehearsal, along with two members of the Itet-JNQP Traralgon Quartet – violinist Josh Albanese & cellist David Moulton. All musicians workshopped some of the new repertoire for 2021 including Mozart Divertimento No 2 and an Argentinian Tango.
Eliminating the tyranny of distance and often a lack of access to professional musicians, John Noble has created an exciting, innovative & inspiring String Chamber Music Program for students of regional & rural Victoria. This program has been operating using a mix of online and face to face delivery for 10 years.
Itet-John Noble’s Quartet Program (JNQP) launched two new ensembles in Bairnsdale in June 2020. Recently, John travelled to Bairnsdale to host the first live face to face rehearsal, along with two members of the Itet-JNQP Traralgon Quartet.
Pictured: L-R members of the Wy Yung Quartet, Tess Venables, Rebecca Stephens, Kieran Brown and Enolas Jefferis with John Noble and Traralgon Quartet members Josh Albanese and David Moulton.
Emily Pendergast, Alpine Trio, rehearsing with John Noble (standing) and Josh Albanese (Traralgon Quartet), Kieran Brown (Wy Yung Quartet) and David Moulton (Traralgon Quartet).
CRASHENDO! Bairnsdale is part of an international social change program providing intensive instrumental and choral group tuition resulting in life-enhancing experiences for children, families and the community.
We encourage the natural inclination of people to share and help each other learn.
Our programs are socially and culturally inclusive, and offer opportunities for regular performance and engagement with other ensembles.
- pre-orchestral and instrumental programs in primary school settings,
- after-school youth orchestra
- regular school/community performances
- annual 3 day July school holiday program
- two scholarships - Melbourne Youth Orchestra Summer School and Transition to/Complete Secondary College
- annual rehearsals and concert with the Gippsland Symphony Orchestra
- annual workshops and concert with Latrobe Orchestra
- Early Years pilot program
- other events as they arise.
Some activities particularly support those experiencing adversity.
All programs operate in East Gippsland, a regional area of Victoria.
We have a band of young and adult volunteers, from 14 – 80+ years, who support us musically and administratively.
Please see our Sponsors Page to understand the breadth of philanthropic, government, community and business support.