ENSEMBLES 2017

Ballarat Grammar Senior Strings

Ballarat Strings

 

The Orchestra comprises vibrant and passionate individuals who share a love of music. The members demonstrate an eager interest, constantly discovering and performing new repertoire.  This young and enthusiastic group of musicians continually extend themselves by broadening their knowledge and welcoming new challenges.

The ensemble takes pride in performing at events and concerts within the school and wider community, relishing the opportunity to demonstrate their level of skill and interpretations of diverse genres.

The String Orchestra continues to develop and discover repertoire from their homeland, including works by Melbourne born composer, Nicholas Buc, and former Ballarat Grammar student, Louis Stevens.  The Orchestra is delighted to have the honour of performing original repertoire by Australian composers on this tour.

The camaraderie and support within the ensemble inspires and motivates all those involved.  

Ballarat Grammar String Orchestra strives to perform repertoire that represents their level of competency and allows their passions and individualism to shine.

 

 

Nicole (Nicci) Dellar

Nicole (Nicci) Dellar

Head of Strings and Conductor of Ballarat Grammar String Orchestra

Nicci Dellar commenced her violin studies at the age of seven in Melbourne, Australia.  She completed Year 12 at the Victorian College of the Arts School, before furthering her tertiary studies at the Conservatorium of Music in Vienna, Austria. 

Nicci completed a double degree in Performance and Teaching before commencing her professional career as a performer and teacher in Vienna.

During her 12 years in Austria, she developed a deep and broad understanding of performance styles and was fortunate to perform with well-established chamber and orchestral ensembles, that toured Europe and international destinations.  Her professional growth was enhanced by fully immersing herself in all elements of performance and embracing different learning styles.

Nicci returned to Australia in 2002 and has held senior teaching roles at Melbourne’s private schools, culminating in her current role as Head of Strings at Ballarat Grammar.  She has successfully introduced her global experience into her teaching style and ensemble performances.  She is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of the violin and continues to motivate her students with challenging repertoire and encouragement to perform their best.

 

 

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Competition Program

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)   Divertimento in D major, KV 136, 1st Movement Allegro
Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)   Impromptu for String Orchestra No. 5 & 6, Op. 5
Louis Stevens (*1994)   A Light That Burns (Australian)
Dag Wiren (1905–1986)   Serenade for String Orchestra, 1st Movement Preludium

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Concert I

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)   Andante Festivo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)   Ouverture to Lucio Silla
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)   Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, 1st movement
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)   Impromptu for String Orchestra No. 5 & 6, Op. 5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)   Divertimento in D major, KV 136, 1st movement Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)   Concerto in G major
Leroy Anderson (1908 – 1975)   Jazz Pizzicato

 

Concert II

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)   Andante Festivo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)   Divertimento in D major, KV 136, 1st Movement Allegro
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)   Impromptu for String Orchestra No. 5 & 6, Op. 5
Louis Stevens (*1994)   A Light That Burns (Australian)
Dag Wiren (1905–1986)   Serenade for String Orchestra, 1st Movement Preludium
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)   Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, 1st movement