Orchestras strengthening international engagement

Over 100 student musicians are heading to Singapore and Malaysia, and a new major UK partnership for the MSO has been announced.
Student musician from the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Photo of a young person with black hair playing a violin among other musicians.

The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will soon embark on its first international tour in five years. Heading to Singapore and Malaysia, the tour will share and showcase the musical talents of more than 100 student musicians from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and its orchestral training program.

Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Professor Richard Kurth, says: ‘This tour provides an inspiring platform for students to hone their skills and showcase their work in two of Asia’s most vibrant cities, and students and staff will also have learning interactions at peer institutions in both cities. We are thrilled to share our energies with the musical public and with University of Melbourne alumni communities in Singapore and Malaysia.’

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.