Thirty young musicians from across regional New South Wales will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with members of the legendary Staatskapelle Berlin over three days, culminating in a performance on the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall stage. Members of the Regional Youth Orchestra NSW, the lucky players range from 12 to 18 years of age. They’ll take part in tutorials beginning on Sunday with 10 players from the orchestra, in town with its renowned chief Daniel Barenboim for three concerts covering the Brahms symphonies. The three-day education project has been facilitated by the Opera House in an ongoing commitment to increase arts accessibility.

Regional Youth Orchestra NSW at the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House in 2017. Photo supplied

“We have young musicians coming all the way from Coffs Harbour in the north and Albury down south, as well as from Armidale, Tamworth, Central Coast, Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Wollongong and the Upper Hunter,” said RYO conductor Patrick Brennan. “At previous orchestral projects at the Sydney Opera House, the students gained real insight into the life of a professional musician and several decided to pursue music as a career as a...

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