The CSO is thrilled to announce its inaugural Kingsland Fellows:
Mia Hughes (Violin), Enola Jefferis (Cello), Milan Kolundzija (Clarinet), Jackson Boyd (Trumpet) and Vivienne Tran (Piano).
The Kingsland Fellowship offers specialised professional development for advanced musicians at the tertiary and postgraduate level.
The program encompasses solo, chamber and orchestral playing, audition preparation, and career development, inspiring artistic excellence and creating pathways to professional performance and other arts industry opportunities.
The Kingsland Fellowship offers training in a supportive environment, tailored to the unique artistic path and goals of each Fellow.
Regular solo, chamber and orchestral workshops, and audition preparation, with Concertmaster Kirsten Williams and other CSO musicians.
Tailored recitals and community outreach performances.
Masterclasses and professional development opportunities with Jessica Cottis, CSO Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, and other high profile creative leaders.
$1200 scholarship and a CSO 2023 season pass, plus backstage rehearsal access.
THE 2023 FELLOWS
Mia Hughes Violin
Supported by Juliet Tootell
Mia is a final year Environmental Studies and Computer Science student at the Australian National University (ANU). Growing up in Brisbane, she studied the violin with Helena Munoz Fernandez, playing with the Queensland Youth Symphony and the Australian Youth Orchestras.
After moving to Canberra to study in 2019, Mia became the inaugural concertmaster of the ANU Orchestra and currently plays with the Blumen String Quartet. She particularly enjoys contemporary and twentieth-century chamber and orchestral music.
Enola Jefferis Cello
Supported by Sue Kingsland and Karen Spedding
Enola grew up on a sheep farm in Meerlieu, Victoria. She started learning cello at age nine with Rosemary Iversen and is now studying a Bachelor of Music at the ANU with David Pereira.
Enola has played with the Gippsland Symphony Orchestra and John Noble’s Itet string quartet program. She recently took part in the ANU’s Women in Music program and has played with the ANU Orchestra and the ANU Chamber Orchestra.
Milan Kolundzija Clarinet
Supported by Bruce Neindorf and Deborah McMillan
Milan has been performing and teaching in Canberra for the past six years. Alongside a law degree, Milan studied clarinet with Alan Vivian and Dr Eloise Fisher, graduating with Honours from the ANU School of Music. He is currently undertaking an Honours year with Sydney-based clarinettist Jason Noble.
Milan has performed with a range of Canberra ensembles and made his solo debut in 2022 as part of the ANU Orchestra’s Concerto Gala. He has also dabbled in historical clarinet.
Jackson Boyd Trumpet
Supported by Ross Kingsland and Philip Spedding
Jackson is a multi-instrumentalist with a focus on the trumpet and bugle. He started learning the trumpet in the Garran Primary School Band and currently performs in a range of orchestral and jazz music ensembles including the ANU Orchestra, Canberra Youth Orchestra, Connexion Big Band and Sonus Big Band.
Since 2018, Jackson played the Last Post at the Australian War Memorial on a regular basis. He also volunteers his bugling services for funerals around Canberra.
Vivienne Tran Piano
Supported by Ingrid Mitchell and Arnis Stonis
Vivienne has won top prizes at piano competitions around Australia, including the ACT Keyboard Association Competition and eisteddfords across New South Wales. She performed at the National Library of Australia and at Parliament House for the centenary program The Musical Offering, and has also performed at Llewellyn Hall and the High Court of Australia.
A recipient of the Crompton Undergraduage Scholarship for Keyboard, Vivienne is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the ANU School of Music with Dr Scott Davie.
The Kingsland Fellowship is part of the broader Kingsland Pathways Program for emerging artists, made possible by the CSO’s generous philanthropic community. The CSO gratefully acknowledges the significant contributions of:
Founding donors – The late Sir Richard & the late Lady Kingsland & family
Dr Stephen & Susan Dyer
Ross Kingsland AM & Sue Kingsland
Paul & Jan Kriedemann
The late Marjorie Lindenmayer
RA Philip Spedding AM & Karen Spedding
Roger and Maxeme Tall
To support the Kingsland Pathways Program or learn more about the impact of philanthropic giving, please contact Sally Walker, Philanthropy Manager, via email@example.com or call the CSO on 02 6247 9191 during business hours.
Delivered in collaboration with the Australian National University as part of a shared, long-term commitment to artistic excellence in the nation’s capital.
Download Kingsland Fellowship 2023 Handbook [PDF 1.2MB]
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