Next Gen Artists Program

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Under the guidance of the Southern Cross Soloists, the Next Gen Artists are a collective of young musicians on the cusp of their professional careers in Australia. With few formal pathways to take music graduates to their professional careers, the SXS aim to share our collective expertise with these young artists across the year, providing performance opportunities, helping to raise their local profile and gain vital skills needed as a portfolio musician.

About

 

Next Gen provides a bridge between tertiary study and a professional music career, offering quality opportunities to work alongside leading professional musicians and arts workers. Our Next Gen artists are an affiliate musician of the Southern Cross Soloists, who proudly offer a variety of performing and learning opportunities; allowing our artists to gain invaluable professional experience, networking, exposure and skill development.

 

Next Gen artists get to spend a year observing the inner workings of the Southern Cross Soloists, watching our rehearsals, coming to concerts, playing alongside us and meeting their future audiences.

 

Teamed with our collective of soloists, Next Gen artists are offered chamber music coaching sessions, aiding their preparation for the years' performances, as well as arranging private lessons from visiting artists. Next Gen artists share the stage with the Southern Cross Soloists visiting international guest artists at the annual Bangalow Music Festival.

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2021 Artists

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Drew Gilchrist clarinet
 

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Jamie Dodd
bassoon
 

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Amelia Cherry
double bass
 

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Kyle Brady
viola
 

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Erna Lai
cello
 

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Julia Hill

violin

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Francis Atkins
piano
 

Jordon He
composer
 

 
 
UPCOMING NEXT GEN EVENTS:
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Join the Southern Cross Soloists' NEXT GEN young artists as they perform their favourite chamber music in the sublime acoustics of St Andrew's in Brisbane's CBD. Entry by gold coin donation.

BEETHOVEN & STRAUSS

3pm Saturday November 20

MAHLER & SCHUMANN

3pm Saturday November 27

 

Next Gen News

 

 

Alumni

2020

Dario Scalabrini, clarinet

Julia Hill, violin

Francis Atkins, piano

Jemima Drews, flute

Katya Willett, flute

Helena Wang, violin 

Ann Carew, violin

Liam Mallinson, viola

Rory Smith, cello

2019

Jemima Drews, flute

Katya Willett, flute

Helena Wang, violin 

Ann Carew, violin

Rollin Zhao, violin

Liam Mallinson, viola

Rory Smith, cello

Daniel Chiou, cello

Caleb Salizzo, piano

2018

Clare Cooney, violin

Eliza Scott, violin

Rebekah Hall, violin

Kate Worley, viola/violin

Michael Gibson, cello

Raechel Suh, cello

Cassie Slater, flute

Lilly Yang, flute

Jess Hort, clarinet

Annie Larsen, clarinet

Jarrad Linke, clarinet

Melanie Simpson, French horn

Oscar Wong, piano

Hana Hart, piano

Tijana Kozarcic, harp

2017

Phoebe Masel, violin

Claire Weatherhead, violin

May Bardsley, viola

Hannah Harley, cello

Anna Coe, flute

Annie Larsen, clarinet

John Rotar, composition

2016

Helena Wang, violin

Matilda Watkins, violin

Sariah Xu, viola

Georgia Shine, cello

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The Next Gen Program is a vital stepping stone for music graduates, provide the next generation of talented young artists with invaluable training and performance opportunities.

Supporting the Next Gen Artists Program allows Southern Cross Soloists to help our young musicians reach their dreams of a professional career in music performance. 

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