Virtuoso Profile

Sarah Curro

Sarah is a violinist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

About Me

Sarah Curro graduated in 1994 from the Queensland
Conservatorium, where she was winner of the Conservatorium
Medal for Excellence. In 1997 after winning the Dorcas
McLean Scholarship for traveling violinists she subsequently studied, and then taught, at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, introducing chamber music and early music concepts to the students. From 1999-2002 Sarah was a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

During her time in Hong Kong she was also concertmaster of the Hong Kong Bach Society Orchestra and a member of the Fiorini String Trio with violist Jeremy Williams and cellist Richard Bamping.

Her inspirational father John Curro, founder of the Queensland Youth Orchestras, has been the template for Sarahʼs interest in education. Her experience as a tutor includes guiding the students from The Hong Hong Academy for Performing Arts, the Australian Youth orchestra (including National Music Camp, Chamber Camp and Young Symphonists), Queensland Youth Orchestras, Melbourne Youth Orchestras (including MYM Summer School), Southern Cross Soloists Winter Music School, Melbourne and Monash Universities, many fine community orchestras including the Australasian Orchestra.

As a performing violinist in Australia, Sarah has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and with Orchestra Victoria.

She has been an official, tenured member of the MSO for 12
years at the time of writing and in 2014 experienced a year of leave to explore the history of the violin through a Masters of Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music graduating in December 2015.

Sarahʼs non-traditional ventures focus on discovering,
purchasing and promoting new music compositions shown
through the fascinating and unique instruments of Melbourne Luthier Paul Davies. Her solo series VOLUME, now in its 10th year, showcases these works in thoroughly modern venues to an ever-widening audience.

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