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Strike A Chord Webinars

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23 May - 20 Jun 2020

Join us for a series of informative and interactive webinars to help your ensemble prepare for the inaugural Strike A Chord competition.


The art of communication 

Learn about non-verbal communication and how to use body language with your chamber music ensemble with Lloyd Van’t Hoff and Kiran Phatak of Arcadia Winds. 

Lloyd and Kiran will talk about their experiences of practicing and rehearsing remotely. 

Saturday 6 June 1.00pm-2.00pm AEST Register here.

Kiran Phatak

Kiran Phatak is one of Australia’s most versatile and accomplished young flautists. Winner of the Australian International Flute Competition in 2013, Kiran was also a finalist and prize-winner in the 2014–15 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Awards.

He has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras around the country, and as a chamber musician at many major international arts festivals. Kiran is also a prolific orchestral musician, playing regularly with Australasia’s major symphony orchestras, both on stage and in the pit.

Lloyd Van't Hoff

I wear a number of different hats in my “job”. Everything from performing on the Sydney Opera House stage, to explaining how the clarinet works to children in outback Australia, working with composers to bring their work to life, and bringing live music to people who wouldn’t normally have access to it.

I enjoy the variety and unpredictability of everything I do, and value the power that music has to change people’s lives. I am constantly inspired by the vastly different kinds of individuals I meet, and energised by the effect that music can have on them and their communities.

Preparing and recording your entry videos 

Join the Strike A Chord Team for a discussion around preparing for and recording your entry videos for the competition.

Saturday 20 June 1.00pm-2.00pm AEST Register here.

Past Webinars

Strike A Chord Q&A with Wilma Smith

During this webinar Wilma answered a number of questions submitted by teachers and students preparing to enter the national competition in 2020. Watch the webinar recording.

Score analysis and Online Collaboration 

This is an interactive session with Ingrid Martin of Conducting Artistry, on score analysis for small ensembles and to discuss the best ways to collaborate online with your chamber music ensemble. Watch the webinar recording.


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