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Youth Chamber Orchestra

The Canberra Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra — CSYCO, and yes, it is pronounced that way! — is the CSO’s new performance project that will aim to provide musicians aged 14-19 with training and mentorship from Concertmaster Kirsten Williams (left). She is leading the musicians in chamber and orchestral playing with workshops and master classes with […]

All the Latest Arts News

We might all be shut away (unless we play golf),  but the ACT arts world continues to turn. Here’s some of what’s been happening in recent weeks. A Fascinating Bill Stephens Interview You may recently have heard Bill Stephen’s fascinating interview with Broadway orchestrator August Eriksmoen. Among Eriksmoen’s achievements while orchestrating or serving in similar […]

Young Virtuoso Competition On Hold

Those of you who follow our classical music programming will probably know about ArtSound’s annual participation in the National Young Virtuoso Competition. Alas, that marvelous event is a victim of Covid-related disruption, yet again. As occurred last year, the organisers have had to cancel this year’s competition. This year, classical instrumentalists under the age of […]

Coming to You Even During Covid Lockdowns

ArtSound is not going to let a little thing like a global pandemic silence it – no way! During the ACT lockdown, we’re continuing to broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “Say wha’!?”, you might ask. We’re unable to get in our Manuka Arts Centre studios, but we do have some sneaky […]

Young Virtuoso Competition

For over 30 years, young instrumentalists and vocalists have competed for the Young Virtuoso Award; an initiative by fine music radio stations across the country. The competition gives aspiring musicians a vibrant and career-boosting experience with broadcasting and recording opportunities, cash prizes and valuable performance practice. Classical instrumentalists under the age of 25, and vocalists […]

Phil (“Philby”) Birch-Marston, RIP

Philby We note with great sadness the death of Phil “Philby” Birch-Marston, our longtime and much loved fellow volunteer at ArtSound. Philby passed away May 19 at the age of 77 after a battle with cancer. He had been a volunteer at the station since 1994, during our days as Canberra Stereo Public Radio (CSPR), […]

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