Kendall Strings Festival
The Kendall School of Arts was alive with sounds from local string enthusiasts who were joined by gifted young musicians from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music over the weekend of 8-10 March. Starting on Friday evening, musicians worked together in workshops and rehearsals all weekend under the direction of Goetz Richter, a leading string teacher from the Sydney Conservatorium and Artistic Director of the Kendall National Violin Competition.
The participants, from beginners to advanced players, all enjoyed the lively and intense way in which the technical and musical skills were presented. As one said,” I have learned so much, so quickly!”
The weekend culminated in a performance by the large string ensemble with several items beautifully played by the visiting musicians. The concert was received most enthusiastically. This string project is part of an ongoing direction of the Kendall National Violin Competition to develop string playing in the area.
The project ended on Monday morning with a workshop for students at St. Columba Anglican School in Port Macquarie.
The string project weekend was made possible by a generous donation from the Kendall Community Op Shop.