The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music is thrilled to announce that violist Lisa Grosman will be joining the faculty as Lecturer in Viola, a position she is set to commence in March, 2015.
Lisa’s appointment is part of a new initiative by the String Faculty at Monash University to nurture and encourage the study of viola. The initiative was introduced by Coordinator of Strings Elizabeth Sellars, and not only supports and enhances the educational experiences of current and prospective viola students, but will also provide undergraduate violin students the opportunity to study the viola for a year alongside their violin specialization.
“Based on educational models often used in European Music Conservatories such as the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, this kind of training produces musicians who are flexible and perceptive in the chamber music setting and whose tonal palette is inevitably influenced by the viola’s rich and sonorous timbre” says Sellars.
As well as coordinating viola performance studies, Grosman’s expertise and performance experience will also be utilized in the exciting chamber music and ensemble programs running within the School. “Lisa Grosman brings to the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music a vast international experience as an orchestral and chamber player and as a music educator” says Head of School Professor John Griffiths. “This appointment demonstrates the School’s strong commitment to orchestral training and to enhancing the opportunities for stringed instrument performance.”
For more information, or to read Lisa’s biography please click here.
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