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Northern Tasmania | Voice, Woodwind and Piano Tour

Start Date

15th Nov 2019 4:00pm

End Date

16th Nov 2019 7:00pm

RSVP / Contact Information

TO REGISTER FREE ATTENDANCE
Tickets Available at Eventbrite or at the door.


The UTAS Conservatorium of Music is embarking on a tour of Northern Tasmania this November. The tour provides opportunities to participate in music masterclasses with staff and students from the vocal, piano and woodwind departments, and attend a free public concert.

All events as part of the Northern Tasmania Vocal, Piano and Woodwind Tour are free for the public.

Please follow the above Eventbrite link to secure your place.

For more information, please contact the Conservatorium of Music at
conservatorium.concerts@utas.edu.au or call 03 6226 7306.

We look forward to seeing you on tour!

Masterclasses

Secure your spot in these exclusive one-off masterclasses to work with Conservatorium staff and advanced students, provided and sponsored by the Conservatorium of Music. This is your chance to work with the best teachers and performers in the state. Please note places are limited.
Senior Lecturer in Piano, Shan Deng, winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition's best Australian pianist prize, is joined by talented Piano student Christoffel Zuiddam. Amanda Hodder, one of the most highly awarded vocal accompanists in the country, is joined by vocalists Tenika French and Ryan Beeton -Binns. Angus Deeth (Clarinet), Damien MacDonald (Flute) and Keelie McKenzie (Oboe) will provide a wealth of guidance and knowledge to all aspiring wind players.

Registering for Masterclasses

When registering you will be asked to indicate the following;

  1. Will you be Observing, or Enquiring about performing.
  2. If enquiring about performing, what instrument you play / and at what approximate level
    (for Example AMEB Grade 5)

If you intend to perform we will contact you to organise your placement in the Masterclass.

Workshop #1:
Piano & Woodwind
Masterclass led by
Shan Deng
Friday 15 November
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Scotch Oakburn College
85 Penquite Rd, Newstead TAS 7250

Workshop #2:
Vocal Masterclass led by Amanda Hodder
Friday 15 November
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Scotch Oakburn College
Launceston
85 Penquite Rd, Newstead TAS 7250

Concert #1 Voice, Piano and Woodwind
Friday 15 November
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Scotch Oakburn College
Launceston
85 Penquite Rd, Newstead TAS 7250

Workshop #3
Piano & Woodwind
Masterclass led by
Shan Deng
Saturday 16 November
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Lifeway Baptist Church
130 William St, Devonport

Workshop #4
Vocal Masterclass led by Amanda Hodder
Saturday 16 November
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Lifeway Baptist Church
130 William St, Devonport

Concert #2 Voice Piano and Woodwind
Saturday 16 November
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lifeway Baptist Church
130 William St, Devonport

Voice, Piano and Woodwind Concerts

For one night only, come and hear staff and Students of the Conservatorium of Music’s vocal, Piano and Woodwind departments in a live concert. Performing music they love, the concert will present music known and loved by everyone as well as pieces you may never have heard before! From Music Theatre favourites and Classical Piano masterpieces to virtuosic Woodwind repertoire, there will be something for everyone.

Whether you’re a singing or piano teacher, a student considering a career as a full-time performer or a member of the music-loving public, this concert will be an experience you won’t forget.

Meet Our Staff and Students

Amanda Hodder, described as 'magic' by esteemed UK accompanist Malcolm Martineau and holds a Masters in Music from the University of Melbourne. As a repetiteur, Amanda has worked for all the major Melbourne opera companies, as well as Opera Australia. In addition to this, she has also worked for Symphony Australia, Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Children's Choir and has performed with Gondwana Voices and Sydney Chamber Singers. As Music Director, Amanda has worked for both OzOpera and Opera Queensland. Amanda has worked for Cameron Macintosh (Oliver!) and The Really Useful Company (The Phantom of the Opera) and Jersey Boys.

Shan Deng, Winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition's Best Australian Pianist Prize, Shan Deng has been Lecturer in piano and co-ordinator of keyboard at the Conservatorium of Music since 2001. She is a Churchill and Fulbright fellow and winner of the Australian Big Ben Award for outstanding Chinese Youth. Shan has performed in Australia, Asia, the USA, South Africa and Europe. She has toured overseas as a soloist with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, and has appeared with most of the Australian Symphony Orchestras. Shan has been featured in numerous Australian, Chinese and South African radio and television programs.

Angus Deeth, studies clarinet at the UTAS Conservatorium of Music under the TSO's principle clarinet, Andrew Seymour. Angus performs regularly with the Conservatorium Orchestra, as well as the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra, the Tasmanian Medical Orchestra, and recently made an appearance as principle clarinet of the Hobart Chamber Orchestra. Prior to his university life, Angus studied in Launceston, tutored by Karlin Love and Margaret Hoban, and was heavily involved in the Launceston Youth and Community Orchestra.

Damian MacDonald began studying flute in 2008, through the Esk Band Program in Launceston. In 2009, he continued his musical education in Hobart, studying under Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra flautist, Lloyd Hudson. While Damian’s background is largely classical, he is also influenced by contemporary players, such as Elena Pinderhughes and Shabaka Hutchings. Damian’s work has been recognised with multiple awards for music, notably in grades 10, 11, and 12. Armed with a classical-performance scholarship, Damian is now studying towards a Bachelor of Music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium.

Christoffel Zuiddam is studying classical piano performance at the University of Tasmania's Conservatorium of Music. Originally from the Netherlands, Christoffel grew up in Launceston, where his passion for classical music grew. He eventually started taking piano lessons from Michael Kieran Harvey in Hobart, leading him to decide to study at the Conservatorium under Arabella Teniswood-Harvey.

Keelie McKenzie started playing oboe at the age of nine. She fell in love with music when she had the opportunity to play in an orchestra for the first time at SA state music camp when she was 13. After that she attended Marryatville High School's Special Interest Music program to grow her passion for music, along with playing in the Adelaide Youth Orchestra. In 2015 Keelie moved to Melbourne to study oboe with Stephen Robinson and Ben Opie. This year Keelie has moved to Hobart, to study music at the UTAS Conservatorium with David Nuttall.

Tenika French  is a first-year musical theatre voice student at the Conservatorium of Music. Growing up on the North-West Coast of Tasmania, she developed a deep love for performing arts. Her debut to the stage was in the musical Annie with the Burnie Musical Society. Her most notable achievements in theatre has to have been the role of ‘Dorothy’ in the Devonport Musical Society’s, Wizard of Oz in 2014, ‘Brigitta’ in The Sound of Music in 2013, ‘Narrator’ in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream coat in 2016 and ‘young Kathy’ in Minefields and Miniskirts in 2018. Tenika has had many opportunities which have seen her perform in several professional settings such as providing pre-show entertainment for artists such as Jessica Mauboy and Justice Crew, being a featured artist at Miss Fashion Australia in Townsville and featuring on a CD published in Vietnam. She has also branched out to other areas of music, studying saxophone and piano. However, Tenika has always had a strong connection with musical theatre and singing.