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Primary School Music: Concerts galore in Term 3

Beginning with a visit from Eloise Fisher, so much is happening in Primary Music this term - read on for details and keep your diary at hand.

Eloise Fisher

Juilliard Visiting Artist - Eloise Fisher - Primary and High School

This Tuesday, St Andrews International School Bangkok is happy to welcome a Clarinetist to work with the children at both the Primary and the High School. Please read her biography to find out about this incredible artist:

Australian-Israeli clarinetist Eloise Merav Fisher is the award winner of prizes from numerous prestigious competitions, including the Beijing International Music Competition, the Australian Music Foundation in London, and the International Competition of UFAM in Paris. She received her Doctorate in Musical Arts from The Juilliard School in New York, where she also won the Richard F. French Prize for an outstanding dissertation.

Her playing unites teaching influences from around the world. Ms Fisher completed her Bachelor of Music with Honors at the Australian National University studying with Alan Vivian, and was subsequently awarded a scholarship from the French government to study with French clarinetist Philippe Cuper. In 2007 she was presented with her Prix de Perfectionnement (equiv. Graduate Diploma) from the Conservatoire National de Région de Versailles with the highest possible award. Ms Fisher continued her education in the United States, and received a Masters in Music from The Juilliard School, where she studied with renowned clarinetist, Charles Neidich. During her studies at Juilliard she was awarded a number of prizes and fellowships in both performance and academic fields.

Ms Fisher enjoys playing in a wide variety of orchestral and chamber ensembles. She has performed as soloist with the China National Philharmonic and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, playing concertos by Mozart, Françaix and Weber. She has been a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra, and was also invited to take up a position with the French Youth Orchestra (OFJ) during her studies there. During her time at Juilliard, she performed with the Juilliard orchestra, as well as with Juilliard's new music ensemble. Her interest in new music has led to her participation in a number of world premiere performances. As an orchestral musician, she has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Cité Universitaire (Paris), and the Israel Sinfonietta, among others. Her solo performances been featured on radio stations in Australia and New Zealand.

In addition to her performing career, Ms Fisher maintains a successful teaching studio. She was employed by the Juilliard School as a Teaching Fellow, and taught music theory to undergraduates at the school. She also enjoys researching aspects of music history, particularly focussing on Jewish music, Soviet music, and French music of the 20th Century. She carries this interest in music history over to her performing career, frequently programming unusual or forgotten works she has uncovered in her research.

Upcoming Events

Here is what you can look forward to this term:

  • 24 April - Eloise Fisher, Juilliard Clarinetist will work with music classes in the morning.
  • 26 April - TISAC Primary Choral Day in the Sports Hall - involving all STA Sing members from last term. Parents are welcome to join the concert at 1:15 p.m.
  • May 4th - Star Wars Day! STA Band will perform this iconic film score in assembly…..but you might not recognise them!
  • Week Beginning 11 June - House Music Competition Auditions during music lessons - details will be sent soon!
  • 13 June - Year 5&6 Concert - more details to follow
  • 20 June - Music and Dance ECA Final Concert
  • 28 June - 8:30am Years 1-3 House Music Competition; 1pm Years 4-6 House Music Competition.