Chamber music fest’s young stars:
TOWNSVILLE’S most talented young musicians will have the opportunity to learn from the best.
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music’s Winterschool program will be run by Michele Walsh, the head of strings at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
AFCM general manager Sue Hackett said it was a great chance for some of the region’s talented young musicians to learn from the best during the first weekend of the festival.
“The festival is interesting, it brings about 30 musicians from around the world to Townsville and many of these people are very talented and some are the most soughtafter teachers around the world,” she said.
“We run two levels of teaching, one of them is for the local high school kids, who get a weekend of coaching with one of the leading AFCM artists, which is a great opportunity. They get to see what it is like to be a musician at a high level.”
Winterschool students will perform a concert for a festival audience at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery on August 2.
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music will be held from July 31 to August 8. For more information visit afcm. com. au
FESTIVAL FINETUNING: Grammar School music students Michael Carroll, 14, and Kimberley Brown, 13, have nominated for the AFCM’s Winterschool program.