For the last few weeks the Southbank Sinfonia’s General Manager, James Murphy has been holding auditions in Australia to find new players for 2014 and to select the recipient for the prestigious Sir Charles Mackerras Chair.
The chair is exclusively for a young Australian orchestral musician to honour the memory of the great Australian conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras. The Trust is delighted to support this chair and was instrumental in its creation several years ago. We thank the Southbank Sinfonia for continuing this award and making it such an important position for a young Australian orchestral musician. We look forward to hearing who will be the holder of the 2013/2014 chair.
The last holder of this prestigious post was Violist, Lisa Bucknell. Lisa was a Trust awardee 2012/2013 and played in one of our concerts at the Foundling Museum in August.