Phoebe Masel is in her final semester at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) after three years of training with Dr Robin Wilson. Whilst at ANAM, Phoebe has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra on their 2020 national Beethoven tour, as well as with the West Australian, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. A highlight of her time in the ANAM Orchestra was leading Stravinsky’s Petrushka under conductor Eduardo Strausser.
Phoebe has performed in a number of exciting and innovative venues around the country with Dots + Loops, PlayOn, Momentum Ensemble and at the Bangalow Music Festival, Four Winds Festival and Huntington Estate Music Festival.
Passionate about chamber music, Phoebe was a finalist in the ANAM Chamber Music Competition in both 2018 and 2019, and has been mentored by members of the Jerusalem, Takács, Elias, Goldner, Tinalley, Berg, Belcea and Australian String Quartets. She has performed regularly at the Musica Viva Festival with the AYO Chamber Players, and was a Next Generation Artist with the Southern Cross Soloists. She has toured extensively with the Australian Youth Orchestra through Australia, Europe and China and was concertmaster of the AYO Bishop Orchestra and the AYO Porter Chamber Orchestra.
A 2017 graduate of the University of Queensland (UQ), Phoebe completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours under the guidance of Associate Professor Adam Chalabi. While at UQ, she was awarded the University Medal for outstanding academic achievement, the Sleath String Prize, the Richard Pollett Memorial String Prize, and the 4MBS Musica Viva Sid Page Memorial Prize in Chamber Music. She was Concertmaster of the UQ Pulse Chamber Orchestra and the UQ Symphony Orchestra, and represented UQ at the New York University Winter Strings Conference.
Phoebe is also an enthusiastic violin teacher. Her students have been awarded prizes at numerous competitions including the 2020 American Protégé International Piano and String Competition and the Rising Star London Festival Competition 2020.
Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by the Harold Mitchell Foundation
Phoebe plays a Louis Guersan 1700’s violin generously on loan to ANAM from the Bokhara Foundation.
Photo and video by Pia Johnson