I was in Canada when I heard that the Australian Chamber Orchestra was looking for a Principal Second Violin. I had finished my studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and I went to Banff for three months for a residency.

Helena Rathbone Helena Rathbone. Photo © Nic Walker

In those days fax machines were really new and exciting, and I remember receiving a fax from my violin teacher saying,...

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