Collusion will be conducting workshops from Midday in the Gallery spaces of the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.
Participating performer/teacher ($22):
Primary and secondary school aged violin students (from AMEB Grade 2 equivalent and above) are invited to perform and receive coaching from Collusion musicians Benjamin Greaves and Camille Barry, under the observation of a friendly audience. Each student will receive 20 minutes tuition. Studio teachers may also apply for a place if they wish to discuss teaching strategies and ask questions in an extended open forum.
There will be only 6 places offered - first 6 students/teachers will receive a performance/discussion place. If there is demand a 2nd workshop may be offered for Sunday the 12th March (please enquire if places fill).
Each student should prepare a short performance of musical work/s which lasts no more than 7 minutes (an excerpt of a longer work is okay). A piano accompanist will be engaged for the event (please email Collusion piano part to email@example.com). Students are also welcome to perform with their own accompanist. Accompaniment is not essential, however is encouraged.
Observing student/teacher/parent ($12):
All ages of students are welcome to observe, from beginners to advanced. To make these workshops possible and the following concert free, we ask that all observers respect the attendance fee.
The Collusion concert following the workshop/s at 3pm (Gallery 1) is FREE. Seating may be limited.
CAMILLE BARRY AmusA, LmusA, BMus, PGDip(Dist), MMus(Dist)
(teacher at private studio and Qld Young Conservatorium)
Australian violinist Camille Barry was born in Brisbane, and has performed as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician throughout Australia, and across the UK and Europe.
Beginning violin lessons at the relatively late age of eight, Camille developed remarkably quickly as a violinist, and within three years of learning had completed her Associate Diploma, at age eleven. By thirteen, Camille had completed a Licentiate Diploma on violin, and as a result of outstanding achievement in her examination, was awarded the Australian Music Examination's Board's Sydney May Memorial Scholarship.
Granted early entry to the Queensland Conservatorium at age 15, Camille completed her Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Elizabeth Morgan, OAM. Whilst completing her undergraduate degree, Camille was the recipient of many scholarships and prizes, including winning the Paganini Prize, and the Matilda Jane Aplin scholarship. After successful completion of a Bachelor of Music at age 18, Camille was awarded a scholarship to undertake Postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. From 2008-12, studying with Malcolm Layfield and Levon Chilingirian, Camille completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Violin Performance and a Masters of Music, both with Distinction. On completion of her Masters degree in July of 2012, Camille was awarded the RNCM's prestigious Philip Newman Award, for outstanding achievement during her postgraduate studies.
Camille has been successful in numerous national and international competitions, including the Gisborne International Music Competition, the South East QLD Concerto Competition, the RNCM Concerto competition, and many more. She has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, including Liverpool's Philharmonic Orchestra, and the RNCM's Chamber and Symphony Orchestras. As a session and orchestral musician, Camille has performed widely throughout Australian and the UK. Currently, Camille freelances as a solo and chamber musician throughout Australia.
BENJAMIN GREAVES ANAM Scholar, BMus, LMusA, AMusA. Artistic Director Collusion.
Benjamin has performed for festivals including the Australian Chamber Music, Adelaide Cabaret, Bangalow, Brisbane, Crossbows, Restrung, Soul Food, Tyalgum, Queensland Music, Rivendell Opera in the Park, and X Festivals. He has also performed a broadcast Sonata recital for ABC Classic FM and had numerous concerts broadcast on both ABC and 4MBS radio. He has also performed for the 4MBS Chamber Music cruise. He has worked with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Camerata of St Johns, Festival String Quartets, Orchestras and Chamber Ensembles. For five years he was principal 2nd violin of Camerata of St John’s, guest led and performed as soloist.
On several occasions he has performed with Queensland Ballet as a soloist, in collaborations with choreographer Gareth Belling and Collusion, and the Four Elements Baroque Quartet. In 2013 he performed as soloist with Collusion and Qld Ballet performing Vivaldi’s Summer for the Elegance Series at QPACs Playhouse, appeared at the Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Convention, and the World Music Forum. In 2013 he performed at AusDance Dance Week, for the Koln Chamber Philharmonia on a 42 town and city tour of Australia, for South Pacific the musical and with QSO and the Bolshoi Ballet.
In the past Ben has also enjoyed performances/recordings of popular music with musicians such as Chrissy Amplhet, The Devinyls, Il Divo, Nora jones, Human Nature, Tina Arena, Anthony Callea, Christine Anu, Katie Noonan , Kate Miller-Heidke, Kate Cebrano, Rhonda Burchmore, Jane Rutter, Amici, Doug Parkinson, Emma Pask, Darren Percival, Rick Price, Melinda Schneider, The Idea of North, and Rai Thistlewayte.
Benjamin studied at both the Qld Conservatorium under Carmel Kaine and at the Australian National Academy of Music in Mebourne as a full scholarship holder with teachers such as Oleh Krysa and Rudolf Koelman. He performed in Masterclasses for Lord Yehudi Menuhun and Maxim Vengerov. Further professional development throughout the years has seen Ben travel to the Czech Republic and England. He was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra during International tours to both Europe and Asia. Growing up in Toowoomba his formative teachers included Mary Nemet, Peter Wilson and his mother Jennifer Greaves.
Benjamin is in demand as a primary and secondary school string teacher, having taught at St Peters Lutheran, Hillbrook Anglican, St Margarets, Moreton Bay College and Citipointe Christian College. He has developed a reputation for his ability to gently and positively guide students towards understanding the benefit of correct posture, set-up and freedom of movement; allowing ease of musicianship.
In 2011, he performed for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
This event is supported by Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and Arts Queensland.
The event is also made possible due to the generous endeavours of Collusion Music Australia LTD, it's board, administrators and dedicated musicians.
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