Next FAME Festival - ACT in January 2019
For your diaries! The next FAME Festival will be held in Canberra, the nation's capital, from Sunday January 6th to Sunday January 13th, 2019
We have been fortunate to have secured the services of the acclaimed Carlo Aonzo, a virtuoso mandolinist from Savona, Italy, as our guest conductor for the week-long Festival. Carlo has been awarded many international prizes and played extensively throughout Europe, the USA and Japan. This will be his first visit to Australia. Carlo has run workshops throughout the USA and established the Academia Internationale de Mandolin, where he runs week-long camps in Italy and Switzerland annually.
During the course of the 2019 FAME Festival week, Carlo will also be offering both individual and small group lessons to festival attendees.
Our busy week will be filled with rehearsals, section rehearsals, workshops and a day out sightseeing the many features of Canberra. An evening where we play pieces written by composer/bassist, Rob Kaye, will pay tribute to our great friend Rob, member of WAMO and a great contributor to the FAME community and also to the mandolin ensemble repertoire and mandolin world more widely.
All in all, this will be a full and fun week for all mandolin (and mandolin-family) and guitar players! Further details on Festival venues and events, and the Festival Registration form will be available shortly on a new FAME Festival Canberra 2019 website, which will also be linked from this page. FAME Representatives in your regions will keep all our member orchestras informed.
The FAME Canberra Festival 2019 committee:
CMO: Ian Bull (Chair), Wal Jurkiewicz, John Hyam
COZMO: Col Bernau, Lea O'Brien, Trevor Smallwood