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2022 Ossa Music Prize state-wide Tour

Held on the 31st Aug 2022 to
10th Sep 2022

at 7pm to
8pm


Add to Calendar 2022-08-31 19:00:00 2022-09-10 20:00:00 Australia/Sydney 2022 Ossa Music Prize state-wide Tour An evening of captivating performance featuring French horn, vibraphone, marimba and junk percussion by our 2022 Ossa Music Prize Winners Queenstown, Devonport, Ulverston, Launceston, Swansea, Hobart
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Venue:

Queenstown, Devonport, Ulverston, Launceston, Swansea, Hobart

Summary:

An evening of captivating performance featuring French horn, vibraphone, marimba and junk percussion by our 2022 Ossa Music Prize Winners

Presenter(s):

  • 2022 Ossa Music Prize Winners Jamie Willson and Sophia Mitchell

Winners of the 2022 Ossa Music Prize, Jamie Willson and Sophia Mitchell are embarking on a state-wide tour across Tasmania to perform a concert of new work by emerging Tasmanian composers.

Join us for a one hour performance showcasing Sophia and Jamie's amalgamation of French horn and percussion (specifically vibraphone, marimba and junk percussion)in a chamber ensemble not commonly seen.

Tour Details

  • QUEENSTOWN - Wednesday 31 August 7:00pm at The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St, Queenstown TAS 7467
  • DEVONPORT - Thursday 1 September 1:00pm Schools performance at St Brendan Shaw College.
  • ULVERSTONE - Thursday 1 September 7:00pm at The Wharf, 3 Ulverstone Wharf, Crescent Street Ulverstone, TAS 7315
  • LAUNCESTON - Friday 2 September 1:00pm Schools performance at the Annexe Theatre, Inveresk campus, Invermay TAS 7248
  • LAUNCESTON - Friday 2 September 7:00pm at the Annexe Theatre, Inveresk campus, Invermay TAS 7248
  • SWANSEA - Saturday 3 September 7:00pm at Swansea Town Hall, Franklin St , Swansea TAS 7190
  • HOBART - Saturday 10 September 7:00pm at The Ian Potter Recital Hall in The Hedberg , 19 Collins Street Hobart, TAS 7001

About the Ossa Music Prize

Established in 2018 and named after Tasmania’s highest mountain peak, the Ossa Music Prize is generously provided by an anonymous alumnus of the University of Tasmania. The Prize supports a Graduate or an Undergraduate student (and/or an ensemble) in pursuing excellence in musicianship and performance, and underwrites a state-wide performance tour, with a special focus on the North and North West and East Coast regions.

Media Release on the 2022 Ossa Music Prize finals

About the Musicians

Sophia Mitchell spent her formative years in Sydney where she started learning French horn at age eight from Christine Pringle and then Jenny Sneyd, at Pymble Ladies’ College (PLC). Having always had a passion for music, Sophia played the piano and sang in choirs from a young age, and continues to do so. During her high school years, Sophia played with school and community bands and orchestras across greater Sydney. She was pleased to receive first place prizes in advanced HSC music subjects at PLC, and was the recipient of the school’s Dame Joan Hammond Music Award. Now at the UTAS Conservatorium, Sophia enjoys studying under Greg Stephens, principal horn player of the TSO. She is a member of the TSO Chorus, the UTAS Brass Quintet, and has recently been doing casual work with the TSO.

Jamie Willson started learning piano with Jo Van Emmerik at age 5 and began studying drum kit soon after at the age of 9 with Tracey Patten. He began classical percussion a few years later, staying with Tracey for a total of 8 years. During that time he participated in the Griffith University Australian Honours Ensemble program and was a regular participant in the Australian Youth Orchestras Young Symphonists program. Jamie began studying with Gary Wain and Matt Goddard at the University of Tasmania in 2020 and was awarded the UTAS Susan Williams prize in the same year. He is currently completing the third year of his Bachelor of Music. Jamie was named the Tasmanian Junior Champion of Champions at the state solo contest in 2021 and is a casual percussionist in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Jamie Willson and Sophia Mitchell