A recent graduate of the University of Queensland, Phoebe Masel completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours under the tutelage of Associate Professor Adam Chalabi. She was awarded the University Medal for outstanding academic achievement and also won the UQ Sleath String Prize (2016), the Richard Pollett Memorial String Prize (2016 and 2017) and the 4MBS Musica Viva Sid Page Memorial Prize in Chamber Music (2016 and 2017).
She was concertmaster of the UQ Pulse Chamber Orchestra and the UQ Symphony Orchestra, and represented UQ at the New York University 2016 Winter Strings Conference.
Phoebe is currently Principal Second Violin of the Australian Youth Orchestra and has toured extensively with this ensemble through Australia, Europe and China. She has performed with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the AYO Momentum Ensemble. At National Music Camp, Phoebe has been Concertmaster of both the Bishop Orchestra and the Porter Chamber Orchestra.
Passionate about chamber music, Phoebe has been mentored by members of the Jerusalem, Takács, Elias, Goldner, Tinalley, Berg, Belcea and Australian String Quartets. In 2017, she performed at the Musica Viva Festival with the AYO Chamber Players and was a Next Generation Artist with the Southern Cross Soloists.
Phoebe feels immensely privileged to be returning to ANAM for her second year in 2019 and is grateful for the support and guidance of her teacher, Dr Robin Wilson.
IN PHOEBE'S WORDS
“I have a collection of carnivorous plants. Other than my plants, I am also interested in nurturing the next generation of music lovers, by teaching and performing for children. As a musician, I am just as passionate, energetic, and creative as my garden.”
Phoebe plays a Louis Guersan 1700’s violin loaned to ANAM by the Bokhara Foundation.
Image by Pia Johnson