Opera Australia has announced the inaugural Patricia H. Reid Orchestral Fellowships to champion the professional development of early career string musicians. The Patricia H. Reid Orchestral Fellowships are 12-month annual programs designed to assist new string musicians (first and second violins, viola and cello) seeking to enter an orchestral career.
The fellowships offer early career string musicians the opportunity to work closely with highly experienced musicians, a bursary, and mentoring and performance activities. String musicians are intrinsic to the quality of the orchestral sound in opera. To be successful within the industry, emerging artists need to develop skills, knowledge and repertoire along with stamina and focus to play long operatic productions.
Applicants must be aged 18 by January 1, 2022, and Australian or New Zealand citizens or an Australian permanent resident.
Applications close and first round video auditions due: 5:00pm Friday 9 April 2021.
For more details please visit the Opera Australia website.