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Westheimer String Quartet Fellowship Program
Westheimer String Quartet Fellowship Program 2017
In 2017 the Conservatorium will offer an enhanced performance development opportunity to a string quartet of exceptional potential (Westheimer String Quartet Fellowship). The purpose of this program is to enhance opportunities for artistic development of a string quartet for one year in the area of chamber music studies.
The Westheimer Quartet Fellowship may include participation in selected coaching, mentorships and developmental opportunities at the Conservatorium. These opportunities will be constituted in addition to the Conservatorium’s chamber music program under the Westheimer Quartet Performance Program and may include national or international travel for the Westheimer Quartet and/or a residency of a mentor for the Westheimer Quartet at the Sydney Conservatorium.
- The inaugural Westheimer Fellowship was awarded to the Hillel String Quartet in 2015.
- The 2016 Westheimer String Quartet Fellowship Program has been awarded to the Geist Quartet.
- The 2017 Westheimer String Quartet Fellowship Program has been awarded to the Pietra Quartet.
Performance Development Program
The Westheimer String Quartet program will be supported by a maximum of AU$ 13,000 for the year. These funds will be available to support a program of performance, tuition, travel and development as appropriate. The performance development program for the period of the fellowship will be determined immediately following selection of the quartet by the Dean of the Conservatorium. It will include at least two performances in the Conservatorium’s concert series to feature the work of the group as Westheimer String Quartet Fellows during the academic year. In addition to these performances, the quartet may be supported by work with faculty, additional artists, artistic mentors and exceptional visiting artists either resident in Sydney, Australia or invited from overseas.