Piano and Strings Mega Day 2016

Piano and Strings Mega Day 2016! 

Have you ever thought about studying music at university? Are you preparing for your music exams or VCE performances? Why not come along to the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Piano and Strings Mega Day! It will feature masterclasses, workshops, orchestral excerpt classes (focussing on this year’s Australian Youth Orchestra audition excerpts), as well as sessions on technique and practicing, health and wellbeing for musicians, and ensemble playing. The afternoon will be filled with exciting activities for you to take part in! 


When: Saturday 20 August, 2016 from 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Where: Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Auditorium
Building 68, 55 Scenic Boulevard
Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton

Featured artists

Tamara Smolyar (piano) – Duo Chamber Melange; Coordinator of Piano, Coordinator of Ensembles, Senior Lecturer in Piano, Monash University

Kenji Fujimura (piano) – Trio Anima Mundi; Coordinator of Classical Performance, Acting Head of School, Monash University

Elizabeth Sellars (violin) – Sutherland Trio; Coordinator of Strings, Lecturer in Violin, Monash University

Lisa Grosman (viola) – Australian World Orchestra; Lecturer in Viola, Monash University

Wilma Smith (violin) – former concertmaster, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; sessional staff member, Monash University

Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) – Ensemble Liaison; sessional staff member, Monash University

Young-Hee Chan (double bass) – former Associate Principal bass, Singapore and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras; sessional staff member, Monash University

Geoffrey Saba (piano) – Mega Day international guest, Australian-Lebanese pianist based in the UK

Geoffrey Saba   


Registration fee: $20 (for all attendees)
Masterclass participant: $50 (additional)

Payment options

Credit card payment: Payment can be made online and the required details registered at the following website: ecommerce.arts.monash.edu.au

Further information

For further information, please contact Tamara Smolyar (piano students) on (03) 9905 1228  or at tamara.smolyar@monash.edu or Lisa Grosman (string students) on (03) 9905 5093 or at lisa.grosman@monash.edu.