Georgia (Georgie) Ostenfeld fell in love with orchestral playing upon hearing the Berlin Philharmonic perform Stravinsky's Firebird at age 18, and has had her heart set on becoming an orchestral cellist ever since.
Originally from Armidale in country NSW, she started on piano at age seven and later moved to cello. She commenced study at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2013, where she learned from numerous influential cellists including Markus Stocker, Peter Bruns, David Lale, Simon Cobcroft and Meta Weiss until mid 2017.
Georgie has performed as Associate Principal of the Queensland Youth Orchestra, and as a casual cellist of Camerata of St John's. At the Queensland Conservatorium, Georgie won numerous prizes including the Piatti Prize and Jani Haenke Chamber Music Prize with the Aditaya String Quartet. One of the highlights of her time in Brisbane was performing the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in 2015. She has also engaged in the Australian Youth Orchestra's programs extensively since 2015, including the 2016 International Tour to Europe and China, and was Principal Cellist of the Orchestra in 2018.
Currently training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Georgie has been working to expand her horizons and continue to flourish in the world of cello playing, by further extending the skills she needs to fulfil her dream of working in a professional orchestra.
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