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Alumni in Focus: Simone Slattery

Award-winning violinist and Bachelor of Music Honours graduate Simone Slattery is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Simone is currently undertaking PhD studies at the University of Adelaide, creating editions and recordings of the little-known violin works of Ernest Bloch. She is the recipient of awards and scholarships from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, the Thomas […]

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A gift to the tune of a Koenig-Betcher violin

Buying a world-class instrument is the dream of any budding musician studying at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Unfortunately, for most, it’s also a daunting and near-impossible task. Such was the case for Bachelor of Music undergraduate Mae Napier-Traeger before the generosity of donors saw her become the custodian of the Koenig-Betcher violin last year. […]

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Chelsea Lee Smart performing

Alumni in Focus: Chelsea Lee Smart

Chelsea Lee Smart, jazz vocalist, composer and graduate of Elder Conservatorium of Music Jazz Honours degree, is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Chelsea is the only Australian who has ever been selected to participate in the prestigious ‘Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead’ residency in Washington, D.C. Chelsea was awarded the Helpmann Academy Foundation Award for Top Jazz Voice […]

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University Collections restores photo of Sir Thomas Elder

In June 2018, University Collections installed the framed photographic portrait of Sir Thomas Elder GCMG (1818-1897) in Elder Hall. The print and its large, gelatine hand-embellished silver frame have spent the last 18 months at ArtLab undergoing conservation treatment. The restoration work is now complete, and the print, together with its gilt frame, is now on permanent display […]

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Natalie Williams’ symphonic celebration of Bradman

Bachelor of Music graduate (Hons 1999) Natalie Williams was recently commissioned to compose a new symphonic work honouring the life and achievements of Australian icon, Sir Donald Bradman AC. Presented by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) on 14 August, the multi-media orchestral tribute, Our Don was interwoven with stunning archival video, and words by Bradman biographer, Peter Allen. […]

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