Tuesday 08 March 2016

World Renowned Violinist to play for students

The school is delighted to be hosting Anne Harvey-Nagl who will perform an exclusive recital for music students at Ivanhoe Grammar School. The recital is taking place at 12.00pm on Wednesday 16 March.

She says, “I am immensely looking forward to performing a recital for the students in March and talking about Vienna and how I achieved my goals and realised my dreams as a violinist.”

At the age of seven Anne was given a violin and has been playing ever since and always encourages children to play. As the only School she will perform at, it’s an incredible privilege and experience for Ivanhoe Grammar School students to be a part of.

Darko Kolosov, the Head of Strings of the Senior School, said “We are very fortunate to have a violin player of Anne’s calibre who will tell us about her journey and perform an exquisite program of Viennese music to our students. Experiences such as these can encourage and make a lasting positive impression on aspiring young musicians.”

Anne is originally from Melbourne and was one of the first women to be allowed to audition for the Vienna Philharmonic 18 years ago and is now a Concertmaster at the Volksoper Vienna. She has played at the most famous concert houses in Europe and is an incredibly accomplished performer.

In 1999 Anne was appointed Principal First Violin of the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra after a painfully close round of auditions. It took three attempts at the Concertmaster position before she won the job in 2011. After a grueling trial period she was confirmed in the role in March 2012.

Anne will be in Melbourne for a just few days. On Saturday 19 March she is joining Susannah Ng for a Violin Duo evening in Woodend at the Norma Richardson Hall and on Sunday 20 March she will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A with the Melbourne Musicians at St. John’s Southgate. Click here to read all about her musical program in Melbourne.