Workshop for Young Accompanists

Accompanists’ Guild of Queensland Inc.
for Young Accompanists with
Mr Stephen Chin, Violin
Saturday 3rd August 2013 3:00pm
MTAQ Auditorium, Suite 26, Taringa Centre, 200 Moggill Road TARINGA



• The Accompanists’ Guild of Queensland is pleased to provide an opportunity for school and tertiary students to gain experience in the art of Piano Accompaniment and encourage them to perform with a professional artist, in a Master Class situation.
• The Master Class is to take place on Saturday 3rd August and will be held at the MTAQ Auditorium. It will be a 2-hour event limited to 8 participants. The Master Class teacher will be violinist Stephen Chin, who will assume the role of soloist with the participants. Mr Chin’s biography can be found on the back page of this form.
• Selected students must be active pianists currently taking lessons with a teacher who will assist them with the preparation of their work.
• Repertoire: Each participant will select a piece of moderate duration from the Violin repertoire and prepare the piano accompaniment part of that piece. Works of approximately Grade 3 and above are preferred, but any level will be considered. Please consult the AMEB (or equivalent) syllabus, or take the advice of a violin teacher for suggestions. Assistance in choice and preparation will be provided by the Guild, if requested.
• Participants must be keen to work, respond positively to suggestions and be prepared to take part in discussions with the Master Class teacher.
• There is NO FEE for selected participants. The Class will be public and audience members, who may include parents, teachers, members of the Accompanists Guild and friends, will be invited to contribute with an admission donation of a gold coin.
• For further information, please contact the President of the AGQ, or any member of the Committee. Contact details can be found at
As a founding member of the Sydney Youth Orchestra, Stephen’s interest and enthusiasm for music lead him to undertake further studies at Sydney University where formal training in both violin and composition were completed. Since that time, he has been invited to perform with such groups as the ABC Sinfonietta, the Badinerie Players, the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Queensland Pops Orchestra and Corda Spiritus. In addition to this, Stephen performs regularly with a number of professional chamber ensembles.
Stephen publishes a number of string compositions and arrangements which have been used as test pieces for a number of competitions throughout Australia and are also presented as examination pieces for the AMEB. Stephen Chin has been invited many times to adjudicate various Eisteddfods and competitions such as Queensland festival of Music, The Western Australian Schools Orchestra Festival, the Hobart Eisteddfod and the Gold Coast Eisteddfod. He is also in demand as a string and orchestral clinician, regularly conducting a number of workshops and festivals both nationally and internationally.
Stephen is presently Principal String Teacher and Director of orchestras at Brisbane Grammar School, is a lecturer at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, conducts the BEL Orchestra at the University of Queensland, and is the President of the Australian String Teachers ‘ Association for Queensland (AUSTA Q). Stephen Chin has completed the Masters of Music Course at the Queensland Conservatorium, specialising in violin performance and pedagogy, and is currently a string and theory examiner for the AMEB.