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ANAM is dedicated to the training of the most exceptional young classical musicians from Australia and New Zealand. It is a place in which young musicians fulfil their potential as music leaders, distinguished by their skill, imagination and courage, and by their determined contribution to a vibrant music culture.

ANAM Musicians share the stage with the world’s finest artists, performing in over 180 concerts and events in venues across Australia. Alumni work in orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world, performing as soloists, contributing to educating the next generation of musicians, and winning major national and international awards.

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ANAM is dedicated to the training of the most exceptional young classical musicians from Australia and New Zealand. It is a place in which young musicians fulfil their potential as music leaders, distinguished by their skill, imagination and courage, and by their determined contribution to a vibrant music culture.

ANAM Musicians share the stage with the world’s finest artists, performing in over 180 concerts and events in venues across Australia. Alumni work in orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world, performing as soloists, contributing to educating the next generation of musicians, and winning major national and international awards.

    ANAM Radio Special Part II (Ep 4, 2021)

    ANAM Radio Special Part II (Ep 4, 2021)

    Episode 4, 2021: ANAM Radio Special Part II
    Monday 21 June 2021

    “ANAM is really interested in the person, as well as the musician.”-Thea Rossen (percussion, 2016)

    In the second part of the ANAM Radio Special, alumna Thea Rossen, and current musicians Rachel Lau, Nathan Gatenby and Noah Rudd share fun anecdotes about their ANAM auditions and share hot tips on what to expect on the ANAM application process.

    Thea also chats with her former teacher Peter Neville, and other ANAM faculty members Virginia Taylor and Damien Eckersley about what kind of musicians ANAM is looking for.

    Applications for ANAM’s 2022 Program are now open! Visit www.anam.com.au/training for more information.

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    ANAM Radio Special (Ep 3 2021)

    ANAM Radio Special (Ep 3 2021)

    Episode 3, 2021: ANAM Radio Special
    Monday 7 June 2021

    In this special episode of ANAM Radio, alumna Thea Rossen takes over the mic to chat with ANAM musicians and faculty about why ANAM is a unique and special place for young musicians. They also give us insights about what a usual week at ANAM looks like whilst musicians, faculty and guest artists prepare to play side by side in ANAM performances throughout the year.

    Applications for ANAM’s 2022 Program are now open! Visit www.anam.com.au/training for more information.

    • 13 min
    ANAM The Poet, Nature and the Dance (Ep 2 2021)

    ANAM The Poet, Nature and the Dance (Ep 2 2021)

    Episode 2, 2021: The Poet, Nature and the Dance (ANAM 2021 Opening Concert)
    Wednesday 28 April 2021

    ANAM Head of Strings, Resident Cello Faculty (Chair of Cello, Supported Anonymously) and long-standing member of the Chambre Orchestra of Europe, Howard Penny talks to ANAM Music Librarian Phil Lambert about ANAM 2021 Opening Concert, The Poet, Nature and the Dance.

    Howard describes the program as all about “Romanticism with the capital R”. Compositions from the 19th century contained much more details than before, and he is keen to uncover the musical language behind the musical notations with ANAM musicians.

    In this episode of ANAM Radio, Howard and Phil explores the context and meaning behind Schumann’s Manfred Overture, the warm sounds of Bohemian countryside and the array of dances of the Danube in Dvořák’s symphony, and the Hungarian inflections in Strauss’s celebratory Polka Eljen a Magyar.

    Visit www.anam.com.au to know more about our concerts

    • 22 min
    Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier (Ep 1 2021)

    Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier (Ep 1 2021)

    Episode 1, 2021: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
    Thursday 25 March 2021

    In 1911 Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (The Cavalier of the Rose) premiered in Dresden, Germany when the aftermath of World War I caused the cultures of Vienna to fade. A bittersweet romantic comedy set in the 1740s in old Vienna, a half-real and half-imagined Utopia, one that Strauss and Der Rosenkavalier’s librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal are nostalgic of.

    In this new episode of ANAM Radio, Phil Lambert (ANAM Music Librarian) talks to renowned oboist Nigel Shore and former ANAM Artistic Director Nick Deutsch about Nigel’s wind arrangement of Der Rosenkavalier. Nigel discusses how the oboe, clarinet and horn are the protagonists in operas, just as much as the singers. Nick also shares his most memorable performances of this masterpiece throughout his career.

    Nigel Shore’s wind arrangement of Der Rosenkavalier will premiere on 1 April 2021 at The Good Shepherd Chapel, Abbotsford, Victoria. To purchase tickets, visit https://anam.com.au/whats-on/events/rosenkavalier.

    • 14 min
    Britten's A Young Person's Guide to Orchestra (Ep 17 2020)

    Britten's A Young Person's Guide to Orchestra (Ep 17 2020)

    Episode 17, 2020: Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to Orchestra
    Friday 11 December 2020

    For his final year as ANAM’s Artistic Director, Nick Deutsch originally planned to start and end the year performing with the complete ANAM cohort and faculty. However, 2020 had other plans. Yet as he proved, “no pandemic will stand in our way”. In this special episode of ANAM Radio, Phil Lambert (ANAM Music Librarian) talks to the people who took on the mammoth task of putting together ANAM’s 2020 finale video from different living rooms and studios around the world. Nick and Alistair McLean (ANAM Recording and Online Coordinator) share how they worked with ANAM’s faculty and musicians to bring to life a brilliant performance of a piece that poses different challenges in the unusual 2020 set-up for musical performances.

    The performance you are about the see was premiered in ANAM’s 2020 end of year celebration on Zoom on 29 November 2020. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to Orchestra is performed by the ANAM Orchestra, and edited by Alistair Mclean and Tom Marley by permission of Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd., and all rights administered by Hal Leonard Australia.

    To watch the full performance, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhurka41l4Y&feature=youtu.be

    • 9 min
    Antheil's Ballet Mécanique (Ep 16 2020)

    Antheil's Ballet Mécanique (Ep 16 2020)

    Episode 16, 2020: Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique
    Wednesday 18 November 2020

    For ANAM Radio’s final 2020 episode, Phil Lambert (ANAM Music Librarian) and Peter Neville (ANAM Head of Percussion) talk about one of the 20th Century’s unique, bizarre and outrageous compositions, George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique.

    Born in New Jersey, Antheil found himself in Paris in the 1920s along with other great American modernists of the time. In 1922, Antheil met Russian composer Igor Stravinsky who then had an idea of writing a piece for the pianola. The following year, Antheil came up with his own composition for 16 pianolas and percussion. Ballet Mécanique was premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in 1926 to a sold-out concert attended by James Joyce and TS Elliott, but his eclectic musical experiments proved to be harder to pull off during his time resulting to a riot performance. After not being able to keep up with the complexity of the composition, it was believed that Antheil never tried to make anything as ambitious again and became a more conventional composer.

    Ballet Mécanique was conducted by Peter Neville and performed by ANAM musicians and guest artists in 2016.

    To watch the video recording of this performance, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saNoUX7o-pY&feature=youtu.be

    • 17 min

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