Year 10 student, Rena Mori, selected for Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy

Congratulations to Year 10 student, Rena Mori, who was selected to play violin in the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) Academy during the school holidays.

The ACO Academy took place from 8 to 13 July in Melbourne. Students were selected from all over Australia via an extremely competitive YouTube audition process, and came together for an intensive week of rehearsals with the world-class musicians of the ACO. They prepared for a chamber music concert on 12 July, followed by a special chamber orchestra concert performing alongside their ACO mentors and led by ACO violinist, Aiko Goto. The students also sat in on career sessions with ACO musicians and members of the ACO staff to learn about career paths, how to prepare for auditions, and what goes on behind the scenes at an organisations like the ACO.The event culminated with a concert given in the Melbourne Recital Centre on 13 July 2018.

We look forward to hearing Rena play her violin at forthcoming school events.