Orchestras

Primary String Orchestras

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The primary string orchestras are open to all primary aged students at any skill level. Rehearsals run weekly at a number of locations. Each string orchestra rehearses the same pieces each week and performs the same repertoire. Each month, these orchestras have opportunities to work towards busking and assembly performances.

Secondary String Orchestra

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The secondary string orchestra is open to all secondary aged students at any skill level. Saturday rehearsals run each week in Forest Hill. Students perform frequently and are developed in their ensemble playing abilities to prepare them for future positions in the Senior Chamber Orchestra when positions become available.

Junior Chamber Orchestra

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The Junior Chamber Orchestra is for selected primary aged students. Students are invited to join when one of the 24 positions becomes available (3 violins & 1 cello from each age group). The minimum standard of players is grade 3. Students are strategically developed in their ensemble playing to prepare them for future paid quartet performances with the company Little Notes. After 2/3 years of training, students develop their performing skills and repertoire to move into leadership roles within the orchestra and perform at paid jobs around Melbourne. A portfolio of performances is collated for scholarship applications.

Senior Chamber Orchestra

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The Senior Chamber Orchestra is for selected students of any age. Students are invited to join when one of the 16 positions in the orchestra becomes available (8 violins, 4 violas & 4 cellos). The minimum standard of players is grade 7. This orchestra has frequent paid jobs at weddings and corporate events around Melbourne, forming the 'Melbourne String Performers Quartet'. In addition, this orchestra focuses on performing eight showcase concertos each year. 

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule - String orchestras

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Blackburn Lake Primary String Orchestra

First Violin Principal: Minta Lester

First Violins: Wenya Gao, Oriel Glenk, James Lyster 


Second Violin Principal: Alyssa Wong

Second Violins: Avleen Chaggar, Lara Glenk, Chellian Kanthasamy, Leon


Third Violin Principal: Abby Taylor 

Third Violins: Sarah Crosbie, Claire Chan, Melody Shi, Routong Zhao, Heidi Farkas


Cello: Felix Wellman




Rangeview Primary String Orchestra

First Violin Principal: Sophie Qiu

First Violins: Joanne Alpen, Arista Kiratipun, Hazel Shu, Christian Lindner, Advait Rajagopalan


Second Violin Principal: Caroline Zhang

Second Violins: Jessie Hao, Olivia Teoh, James Christiansen


Third Violin Principal: Asha Buttery 

Third Violins: Emily Poon, Hailey Leng, Stella Setiawan, Dylan Huang, Li Loh, Shaivi Yajamanam


Tuesdays: 3:30pm ~ 4:30pm

In the library @ 27 Churinga Ave, Mitcham VIC 3132




Mitcham Primary String Orchestra

First Violin Principal: Daniel Leong

First Violin: Lucy Lei


Second Violin Principal: Shirley Lei

Second Violins: Jessynta Blake


Third Violins: Nathan Coutler, Cristiano Morgan, Joanna D'Silva, Violet Amore


Cello: Charles Calabro


Wednesdays: 7:50am ~ 8:30am

In the performing arts centre @ 294 Mitcham Rd, Mitcham VIC 3132




Birralee Primary String Orchestra

First Violin Principal: Charlotte Mah

First Violins: Claudia Kok, Ethan Ng, Surena Athari, Alison Liang, Theodora Chiam


Second Violin Principal: Florence Kaan

Second Violins: Sean Tseng, Julien Zhu, Jasmine Yeo, Sean Zhi


Third Violin Principal: Adelene Toh

Third Violins: Isabelle Kok, Natalie Fung, Katherine Shen, Ashley Chen, Kyna Baja, Evelyn Yeo, Mia Chen, Olga Chen


Thursday: 7:50am ~ 8:50am

In the portable next to the Mandarin room @ 8-26 Heyington Ave, Doncaster VIC 3108




Vermont Primary String Orchestra

First Violin Principal: William Zhou 

First Violins: Aidan Andika, Abigail Andika, Chloe Lin, Amy Jeffery, Eva Ma, Eliza Nicholas 


Second Violin Principal: Jessica Andrews

Second Violins: Ella Plaw, Lily Ouyang, Jacob Wong, Meredith Chow, Cindy Peng


Third Violin Principal: Hana Takahashi-Chan, 

Third Violins: Chi Nguyen, Aaliyah Parekh, Iman Imran, Kripa Soni, Jamie Wong, James Kim


Principal Cello: Emily

Cello: Noah Takahashi-Chan


Friday: 7:50am ~ 8:50am

In the music room @ Nurlendi Rd, Vermont VIC 3133




Secondary String Orchestra

Saturday: 9:00am ~ 10:00am

In Forest Hill VIC 3131

*Rehearsals to commence at the start of 2020*

WEEKLY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE - Chamber Orchestras

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Junior Chamber Orchestra

First Violin Principal: Aidan Andika

First Violins: Mathew Wang, Charlotte Mah, Samuel Ni, Anna Zhang, Abigail Andika


Second Violin Principal: Sophie Qiu

Second Violins: Hana Takahashi-Chan, Daniel Leong, Chloe Lin, Hazel Shu


Third Violin Principal: Joseph Ni

Third Violins: William Zhou, Sam Clarke, Shirley Lei, Arista Kiratipun


Principal Cello: Charles Calabro

Cellos: Lachlan Zhou, Felix Liu


Tuesday: 7:20am ~ 8:30am

In the performing arts centre @ 294 Mitcham Rd, Mitcham VIC 3132

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Senior Chamber Orchestra

Saturday: 10:30am ~ 11:30am

In Forest Hill VIC 3131

*Formal rehearsals to resume at the start of 2020*