Congratulations to Melanie Almond in Year 9 who was selected as Principal Clarinettist for a recent collaboration in Bendigo between the Aussie Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra.
In the challenging program, the young musicians worked with their peers in groups then came together to present a concert on 25 August at the Capital in Bendigo.
Melanie also plays piano and recently completed her grade 7 ANZCA (modern) piano exam and is hoping to do grade 8 AMEB (classical) piano next year or the year after.
She says she loves both the piano and the clarinet, and likes music, “Because it’s something fun that you can do with your friends or with other people but it can also be something that you do on your own. It’s extremely challenging but rewarding and you can never be perfect which means that you can always keep on improving.”
Melanie applied for the Orchestra Victoria program because she thought it would be “amazing to have the opportunity to play in a real orchestra, and it will be hugely beneficial to my clarinet skills.”