Melbourne String Ensemble Alumni
Since 1985, young string musicians have been influenced, inspired and nurtured by the Melbourne String Ensemble. Our alumni have gone on to make an enormous contribution to communities all over the world. Many have developed successful carers as musicians, conductors and composers. Others have pursued careers in Education, Law, Medicine and Science. Our alumni have gone on to achieve excellence as upstanding and contributing members of society. The Melbourne String Ensemble has provided a stimulating and culturally rich environment, instilling the discipline and habits of mind that have contributed to our students’ success.
Are you an alumni member who has lost touch? Please contact us to register your details and be added to our mailing list. You will automatically receive information about upcoming alumni events, concerts and reunions.
The MSE is proud to celebrate the achievements of past members and gratefully acknowledges their contribution.
MSE past members that hold prominent music positions include:
Jennen Ngiau Keng – Australian Chamber Orchestra
Eve Silver – West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Eleanor Cameron – The Pentalpha Ensemble.
Claude Chew - Julliard School of Music
William Grigg – Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne, Germany
Christa Jardine - Bern Symphony Orchestra, Germany
Stefanie Farrands - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Alumni members can help contribute to providing excellence in music education for the next generation of string musicians. Donations, no matter how big or small, make such a difference. All donations are tax deductible and givers will be acknowledged in our concert programmes and on our website. Please visit our support us page to donate to MSE.
Past MSE members
Playing in the Melbourne String Ensemble under the direction of Fintan Murphy was my first serious orchestral experience
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