Performance is learnt by performing, and best performing is learnt by performing with the best… ANAM is a dynamic place where great things can happen and I know that our musicians and alumni will shape a bright future for music wherever life takes them. – Howard Penny, Head of Strings and Resident Cello Faculty
ANAM’s String Department is dedicated to inspiring Australia's brightest talents which will enable them to discover the musicians that they are, become the best musicians they can be, and then make a significant contribution when they enter professional life. Each year our renowned in-house Faculty individually mentor musicians through regular lessons, performance classes, chamber music coaching, and orchestral experience and training. In addition to this, a steady stream of international guest artists give classes and devote their time to side-by-side performance opportunities for musicians.
ANAM Strings have recently worked with these guest artists:
Australian String Quartet, Dale Barltrop, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Melissa Chominsky, James Ehnes, Alban Gerhardt, Andrew Haveron, Alina Ibragimova, Steven Isserlis, Stephen King, Simone Lamsma, Anthony Marwood, Matthew McDonald, Jagdish Mistry, Christopher Moore, Lawrence Power, Li-Wei Qin, Roman Simovic, Alasdair Tait, Richard Tognetti, Erkki Veltheim, Geraldine Walther, Guy Ben Zioni
The ANAM Orchestra has recently worked with these conductors and guest artists:
Lior Attar, Benjamin Bayl, Zoe Black, Douglas Boyd, Greta Bradman, Nicholas Carter, James Crabb, Steve Davislim, Brett Dean, Johannes Debus, Matthias Foremny, Johannes Fritzsch, Lisa Gasteen, Jose Luis Gomez, Lorina Gore, Topi Lehtipuu, Christina Leonard, Marko Letonja, Sara Macliver, Antonio Mendez, Richard Mills, Brenda Rae, Damien Ricketson, Ilyich Rivas, Carl Rosman, Gerhard Schulz, Amadou Suso, Paul Wright, Simone Young