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Christopher Bennett

General Details

BMus Performace (Hons)

Christopher completed a Bachelor of Music (performance) with Honours in 2013, studying with Georg Pedersen. During this time Christopher has been involved in various orchestral training programs including the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (2010, 2011) and the Sydney Youth Orchestra (Principal Cello, 2011), and in 2012 attended the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp on full scholarship. In 2014 Christopher will be participating in the Sydney Sinfonia, a training orchestra run by the Sydney Symphony.

At the end of his studies at The Con, Christopher was awarded an Arts Fellowship through Ars Musica Australis, and will be receiving on-going financial support to continue his studies in music. This allowed Christopher to travel to The Netherlands in October 2013 to complete a month of intensive study with Internationally renowned soloist Pieter Wispelwey.

In 2013, Christopher also received a scholarship from the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, and this allowed him to attend Meadowmount School of Music for two months in New York. Here he took lessons from Alan Rafferty, Clive Greensmith (Tokyo String Quartet) and Jeffrey Solow.

Concurrently to studying performance, Christopher also has a strong interest in pedagogy and maintains a private teaching studio with students ranging from beginner to 8th grade AMEB. In addition to this, he has worked as an orchestral tutor for The Arts Unit, including tutoring at State Music Camp and Schools Spectacular.

Christopher is currently enrolled at the Sydney Conservatorium completing a Graduate Diploma in Performance, studying with Julian Smiles.

These details were last updated on October 24, 2013