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AYO Chamber Players 

25 APR - 28 APR 2019

AYO Chamber Players

The Australian Youth Orchestra is one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative training organisations for young pre-professional musicians. Orchestra members are selected through a highly competitive annual audition process and represent the best young musical talent in the nation.

One of the peak programs for gifted musicians engaged in chamber music, this year’s AYO Chamber Players program is integrated into the 2019 Musica Viva Festival, and offers over 30 of Australia’s best and brightest young musicians the opportunity to work with some of the world’s greatest chamber musicians.

AYO Chamber Players culminates in a series of public concerts comprising five string quartets, three piano trios and a wind quintet.

* Final programs will be selected from the following repertoire lists.

CONCERT #1 (FRIDAY 26 APRIL 11.30AM - 1.00PM)

AYO String Quartet 3
Partridge String Quartet

William Huxtable violin
Mana Ohashi violin
Eunise Cheng viola
Daniel Smith cello

BARTÓK String Quartet no 4
BEETHOVEN String Quartet no 16 in F major, op 135

CONCERT #2 (FRIDAY 26 APRIL 4:45PM – 6:15PM)

AYO Piano Trio 2
Asha Mae Piano Trio

Kate Worley violin
Raechel Suh cello
Imogen Scott-Parker piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in E-flat major, op 1 no 3

AYO String Quartet 4
The Lark Quartet

Amanda Chen violin
Emily Beauchamp violin
Aiden Sullivan viola
Hamish Jamieson cello

PROKOFIEV String Quartet no 1 in b minor, op 50
HAYDN String Quartet in D major, op 64 no 5 ‘The Lark’


AYO Piano Trio 1
Th Quokka Trio

Jasmine Baric violin
Mason Stanton cello
Paul Cheung piano

BRAHMS Piano Trio in B major, op 8
HAYDN Piano Trio no 43 in C major, HOB.XV:27

AYO String Quartet 1
Bilby String Quartet

Scarlett Gallery violin
Rebekah Hall violin
Isabella Fonti viola
Caleb Murray cello

SCHUBERT String Quartet no 15 in G major, D887
HAYDN String Quartet in G minor, op 74 no 3 ‘Rider’


AYO String Quartet 2
The Bryan Quartet

Fiona Qiu violin
Clare Cooney violin
Ruby Shirres viola
James Morley cello

BEETHOVEN String Quartet no 8 in E minor, op 59 no 2 ‘Razumovsky’
VINE String Quartet no 3 ‘Alchemy’

AYO Piano Trio 3
The Macquarie Trio​

Phoebe Masel violin
Michael Gibson viola
Julia Hastings piano

DVORAK Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, op 90 ‘Dumky’
RAVEL Piano Trio

CONCERT #5 (SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2:30PM - 3.15PM)

AYO Wind Quintet
Tempest Quintet​

Cassie Slater flute
Callum Hogan oboe
Claudia Jelic clarinet
Alison Wormwell bassoon
Timothy Allen-Ankins horn

FRANÇAIX Wind Quintet no 1


AYO Concert #1 - 26 April 2019 | 11:30am – 1pm

AYO Concert #2 - 26 April 2019 | 4:45pm – 6:15pm

AYO Concert #3 - 27 April 2019 | 11:30am – 1pm

AYO Concert #4 - 27 April 2019 | 4:45pm – 6:15pm

AYO Concert #5 - 28 April 2019 | 2:30pm – 3:15pm


$10 at the Festival Box Office or cash at the door
Free for Festival Subscribers


Music Workshop
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
University of Sydney
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