Phoebe Masel is in her third year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) studying with Dr Robin Wilson. While at ANAM, Phoebe has performed with the West Australian, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, and enjoyed leading the ANAM Orchestra in Stravinsky’s Petrushka with conductor Eduardo Strausser. Phoebe has performed in a number of exciting and innovative projects around the country, such as Dots+Loops, PlayOn, Momentum Ensemble and with ANAM musicians at the Four Winds Festival and the 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, 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.
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