Essay on Kate Young 's Musical Studies At The Age Of Four

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Born in rural New South Wales, Kate Young began playing violin at the age of four. Despite growing up in Streaky Bay, a small and remote South Australian town 800km west of Adelaide, at the age of 14, she received a scholarship to study at the Sydney Conservatorium High School. Upon completion, she continued her musical studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide where she studied under Keith Crellin OAM, graduating with honours in 2008. In the same year, she won first place in the prestigious ABC Young Performers Award. Kate Young rapidly established herself as a virtuosic soloist, and has since performed with the London, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras; Warsaw, Royal and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Goldner and Australian String Quartets among many others. Many esteemed composers have written works for Kate Young, including the prolific Vincent Collins, in which she premiered his spectacular Violin Concerto in F minor with the American Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 she also premiered Ryan Faxley’s String Quartet in A major, and has featured in live broadcastings of both of these works. In the last 5 years of her career, Kate Young established a vast library of recordings, with the release of 8 albums containing some of the most challenging repertoire written for violin, as well as numerous first time recordings. She also collaborated with the London Quartet in a series of baroque classics.…

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