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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CON HIGH STUDENTS AMAZING RESULTS!

 

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Aleksander Mitsios ENCORE – Nominated (Performance) *Distinguished Achiever Music 2, Music Ext

Alison Zhuang ENCORE – Nominated (Performance) & Art Express – Nominated (Sculpture)

*Distinguished Achiever Music 2, Music Extension, Visual Arts

Amarinda Bullock *Distinguished Achiever Music Extension

Andrei Hadap  ENCORE – Nominated (Performance) *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics Extension 1, Music Extension

Baggio Yin *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Calvin Abdiel ENCORE – Nominated (Performance) *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Eddy Sit ENCORE – Nominated (Performance) *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Elizabeth Fong *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Emily Green *Distinguished Achiever Music Extension, Chinese Continuers

Ethan Bergan *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics

Fiona Yim *Distinguished Achiever Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Music Extension

Gabby Powell Thomas ENCORE – Nominated (Performance)  *Top Achiever  German Beginners Rank 4 *Distinguished Achiever, English (Advanced), Mathematics Extension 1, Music Extension, German Beginners

Indy Williams *Distinguished Achiever History Extension, Music Extension

Isaac Said ENCORE – Nominated (Performance) *Distinguished Achiever Music 2, Music Extension

Jacqui Leather *Distinguished Achiever English (Advanced), English Extension 1, Music Extension

Jessica Abrahams ENCORE – Nominated and Selected to Perform at the Sydney Opera House (Performance) *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Jessie Cai ENCORE – Nominated (Composition) *Distinguished Achiever Music Ext

Jina Lee ENCORE – Nominated (Performance) *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics, Music Extension

Jing Jing Fan *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics Extension 1

John Paterson ENCORE – Nominated (Composition) *Distinguished Achiever English (Advanced), Mathematics

Juliet Lochrin ENCORE – Nominated (Composition) *Distinguished Achiever Music Extension, Visual Arts

Justinn Lu *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Lachlan Massey *Distinguished Achiever Music Extension, French Beginners, German Beginners

Max Lim Scrimali *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Miriam Alperovich *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Nathan O’Brien *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Music 2, Music Extension

Sophia Chan *Distinguished Achiever Music Extension, German Beginners

Oliver Tan *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics, Music Extension

Paula Tennent *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Ryan Little ENCORE – Nominated (Composition) *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Ryan Nguyen ENCORE – Nominated (Performance) *Distinguished Achiever English (Advanced), English Extension 2, Music Extension

Sachleen Khanna ENCORE – Nominated and Selected to Perform at the Sydney Opera House (Composition) *All Rounder Students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) in 10 or more units of courses. *Top Achiever English (Advanced) – Rank 9th *Distinguished Achiever Chemistry, English (Advanced), English Extension 1, Mathematics, Music Extension

Selina Lin *All Rounder Students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) in 10 or more units of courses.*Distinguished Achiever English (Advanced), English Extension 1, Modern History, History Extension, Music 2, Music Extension, French Beginners

Soda Adlmayer *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics Extension 1, Music 2, Music Extension

Stefan Grant *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics General 2, Music 2, Music Extension, German Beginners

Sue Bin Bae *Distinguished Achiever Music 2

Tam Nguyen *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics Extension 1, Music Extension

Timothy Dutton ENCORE – Nominated (Performance) *All Rounder Students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) in 10 or more units of courses. *Distinguished Achiever Chemistry, English (Advanced), English Extension 1, English Extension 2, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Music Extension

Yenlamtarn Clark ENCORE – Nominated (Composition) *Distinguished Achiever Mathematics, Music 2

Zoe Loxley Slump *All Rounder Students who achieved a result in the highest band (Band 6 or Band E4) in 10 or more units of courses. *Top Achiever German Beginners – Rank 3rd *Distinguished Achiever English (Advanced), Mathematics, Music 2, Music Extension, Visual Arts, German Beginners

 

Con Students delight guests at The University of Sydney

ARTICLE BY JONAR NADER

The University of Sydney’s Australian Lebanese Foundation (ALF) was treated to a stunning performance by the Brahms Tango Ensemble comprising Conservatorium High School students whom I invited via Ms Julie Simonds to join forces with former student Dominic Azzi (now studying at Sydney Conservatorium of Music).

Dominic was selected to receive an ALF Scholarship, and thus invited to perform at MacLaurin Hall on Thursday 8 June 2017. The ALF was familiar with Dominic’s capabilities on the violin. For this reason, I challenged Dominic to play the clarinet, and I selected Ryan Nguyen to lead the Ensemble which included Georgina Cartlidge, Jasmine Zeng, Max Lim Scrimali, and Isaac Davis.

The ALF event commenced with a lecture by Nissan-Renault chief Mr Carlos Ghosn KBE, for Sydney Ideas, in the presence of university Chancellor Belinda Hitchinson AM, and 400 distinguished guests who moved on to MacLaurin Hall for a lively awards dinner and talent showcase. You can watch a photo montage of the event at this link: https://youtu.be/Zv5pTk_AKu4

Entertaining the crowd with Piazzolla’s ‘Soledad and Michelangelo’, the Ensemble brought the room to a stunned silence to witness amazing talent. Beautifully played. Nicely paced. Expertly poised. The students inspired us all.

During rehearsals, Ms Julie Simonds and I observed the serious dedication of these musicians. Taking direction from Ryan Nguyen, the players refined the piece and discussed how they might present it to their audience. It was music to my ears to have heard Georgina Cartlidge ask the final and most important question, ‘How are we going to ensure that we project our feelings to secure a strong stage presence? Bingo. That was the icing on the cake at the final rehearsal.

Each student received a framed certificate for taking part in the Talent Showcase, after enjoying a meal alongside other performers. After two days of flooding rain, the night ended to perfect weather as guests and performers enjoyed the night air, as they said goodbye to newfound friends. The final challenge was trying to fit five of the musicians into two sedans — which would not have been a problem, save for the huge base and large cello. It took a bit of problem solving.

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