Welcome to the
2019 VCo Project
1 Gala Concert.
Hear 8 community orchestras play original and arranged works, commissioned specially for this concert at the Malvern Town Hall this August. This gala concert, complete with adjudicators, prize money and a people’s choice award, is a celebration of our music community in Victoria.
So come down for a celebration of community music in its most pure form.
We are excited to announce that the 2019 VCO Project Gala Concert will be hosted by Brett Kelly and adjudicated by Andrian Pertout.
The 2019 Project Gala Concert will be hosted by Brett Kelly. Principal trombone with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 1981, Brett Kelly is well renowned in Victoria's music community, having conducted and performed with orchestras and groups throughout Australia and New Zealand, including The Mozart Collection, Chambermade Opera, and the Symphony Orchestras of the majority of Australia's states and territories. Brett is also involved in Australia's youth music community, fostering young people's musical passions and developments through the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and Australia Youth Orchestra. You can read more about Brett's achievements and involvements here.
The 2019 Project Gala Concert will be adjudicated by Andrian Pertout. In 2007, Andrian completed a PhD degree at the University of Melbourne on Tweddle Trust, Australian Postgraduate and Melbourne Research Scholarships, studying composition under the guidance of Brenton Broadstock. Both before and since his academic achievements in 2007, Andrián’s music has received performances in almost 50 countries, including at festivals such as the ISCM World Music Days 2005, 2007 and 2010 (Croatia, Hong Kong and Australia), 33e Festival d’Automne á Paris (Paris, France), and the 22nd, 26th, 27th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd and 34th ACL Conference & Festival 2002, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (Korea, New Zealand, Israel, Singapore, Japan, Philippines and Vietnam). You can read more about Andrian's many accolades and experiences here.
We are thrilled to have the support of Brett and Andrian for our inaugural event, and know their experience and knowledge is sure to deliver audiences and participants alike a wealth of insight at the 2019 VCO Project Gala Concert!
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