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SARAYA BERIC - Violin

General Details

B.Mus in Performance, A.Mus.A

ABOUT................................................................................................................... – Passionate about music, performing, small business and marketing – Private violin teacher for the past twelve years – Real experience in the commercial music industry, working with some of Australia’s (and international) top artists including The McClymonts, Illy, 360, Josh Groban and Goldfrapp – Composer for violin and string parts for Australia’s hip-hop artists, including on ARIA award winning albums – Founder and Manager of one of Australia’s top string based entertainment businesses, ‘The String Selection’

TEACHING EXPERIENCE.........................................................................................

Private Tuition
Violin Teacher – 2009–2014 – Part Time Private Violin Teacher – Submitted students for AMEB examinations with high results

The Southport School
Violin Teacher – 2008–2009 – Chamber String Ensemble Tutor String Specialist for Grade 3 String Programs – Private Tuition

All Saints Anglican School
Violin Teacher – 2007–2009 – Part Time private tuition of junior/middle/senior school students – Grade 3 & 4 String Programs – Director/Conductor of the beginner string ensemble and middle school violin ensembles

Athena College
Violin Teacher – 2006–2009 – Part Time Private Violin Teacher – Submitted students for AMEB examinations with high results

King’s Christian College
Strings Teacher – 2008 – Relief strings teacher for Term 4, 2008 – Private Tuition & String Ensembles

St. Andrews Lutheran College Gold Coast, Aust Violin Teacher – 2003–2006 – Part Time private tuition of junior/middle school students – Directed Grade 3 String Program in Term 2, 2004

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE..................................................................................

The McClymonts
Band Member – 2010- current – Fiddle player for muti-award winning, and #1, Australian country music group – Tours and festivals such as the Gympie Muster, Deniliquin Ute Muster, Mud Bulls & Music and the Tamworth Country Music Festival – Support for Chris Isaak

The String Selection – String Based Entertainment Solutions
Founder/Business Manager/Artistic Director/Vioinist – 2006- Current – Co-ordinate corporate and wedding entertainment plus session musicians for other artists/acts – Business administration and marketing of products and services – Performances include the following highlights/clients: *The Morning Show & Sunrise with Josh Groban & Patrizio Buanne *Bollywood Celebrity Wedding in Mumbai, India *Supplied/coordinated a 16 piece string section for Goldfrapp (UK) at the Sydney Opera House *Performance/s with Guy Sebastian (X-Factor), Illy, M-Phazes & 360 * Australian Ballet Event, Paspaley Pearls, Audi Hamilton Island race week, Dicksmith (NZ) *Provided session players for Big Day Out, Good Vibrations, Tropfest, Bluesfest, Homebake and The NRL Footy Show – Wrote and recorded strings on ARIA award winning albums by M-Phazes & 360 – Composer, arranger & producer of ‘The String Selection Show’

Lisa Mitchell – Australian Idol Band Member – 2009-2010 – Violinist for the ‘Oh Hark’ tour – Performed at Groovin’ The Moo

ABBA Mania
Violinist – 2008
-Substitute violinist for November-February 2008/2009 season of the Gold Coast Casino Show

Australian Youth Orchestra
Violinist – 2007 – National Music Camp – International Tour reserve musician

Brisbane Festival – Deep Blue Immersive Orchestra
Performer – 2006 – First Violinist

Queensland Youth Symphony
Violinist – 2003-2005 – First Violinist – Toured throughout Germany and Italy with the Queensland Youth Symphony (Violin 1) – Performed at Brisbane River Festival’s River Symphony under Sean O’Boyle; Performed with Australian Pop/Rock band ‘The Whitlams’

Gold Coast Show Society
Violinist/Performer in Arena Spectacular – 2003-2004 – Obtained lead role and performed in ‘The Waltzing Matilda Story’ at the Gold Coast Show in 2003 – Performed in ‘Ned Kelly – Siege at Glenrowan’ at the Gold Coast Show in 2004 – Learned parts with limited rehearsal time, performing solo with the band to audiences in excess of 10,000 people

Gold Coast Youth Orchestra
Violinist – 1993-2002 – Appointed Concertmaster, 2002 – Performed Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with the Symphony, 2002 – Solo performances at two annual concerts at the Gold Coast Arts Centre – Tour to New Zealand, 2001 – Tour to Tasmania, 1994 – Youngest member to join the Symphony at 9yrs old

EDUCATION...........................................................................................................
QLD Conservatorium, Griffith University Brisbane, Aust 2002-2006 – Bachelor of Music in Performance (Violin) – Studied violin under Michele Walsh & Alan Smith – Works performed include Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (1st mvt), Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Bruch Violin Concerto (1st mvt), Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Zigeunerweisen by Sarasate, Mozart Violin Concerto’s 3 & 5 plus solo violin repertoire of Bach, Prokofiev, Teleman. – Member of Conservatorium Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, Divertimenti & Opera Orchestra.

The Queensland Orchestra Traineeship
2005 – Attendance at rehearsals – Mock-Auditions – Performances at some studio concerts

Australian Music Examinations Board
2000 – Associate Diploma (A. Mus. A) on Violin

All Saints Anglican School
1997-2001 – Senior Certificate, 2001 – Senior String Orchestra Co-leader, 2001 – Awarded School Colours – Music, 1999 – Awarded School Prize – Academic- Music, 1999 – Awarded Music Scholarship, 1997-2001

These details were last updated on June 18, 2014

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