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Kingsland Resident Artists

The Kingsland Resident Artist Program creates new professional pathways for the next generation of outstanding Australian musicians. Selected musicians are offered a two-year residency with the CSO in Canberra, gaining professional experience in orchestral and ensemble performance, teaching and arts administration.  The Resident Artists will gain a portfolio of experience not offered anywhere in Australia.

A competitive national selection process identifies leading musicians who move to Canberra to join the CSO. Under the guidance of CSO’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton AM and other renowned guest conductors, the Residents Artists rehearse and perform with the orchestra and as part of CSO ensembles.

The Residents are provided with professional development opportunities in instrumental music pedagogy, marketing, networking, grant writing, and business and tax management for self-employed artists. At the end of the program, they have the option to continue as rank-and-file CSO musicians.

Residents will also:

  • Undertake masterclasses with guest soloists and senior CSO musicians
  • Collaborate with the ANU School of Music and Music for Canberra
  • Work with young musicians in schools across the city
  • Connect with donors and corporate partners
  • Become an integral part of an orchestra’s operations

Meet the current Kingsland Resident Artists

Alina Zamfir

Alina began playing the viola at the age of 15 and soon after chose to dedicate her life to the music. She holds a Bachelor of Music of Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and she toured numerous times with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber Orchestra as principal viola to England, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany and America. Alina has a Masters of Music achieved at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She has performed as violist with the Sydney Art Quartet, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and is Principal Violist of The Metropolitan Orchestra.




Julia Janiszewski

Julia is a multidisciplinary cellist at the forefront of the Australian contemporary classical music scene, having premiered works by Peter Sculthorpe, Matthew Hindson and other significant Australian composers. Originally from Queensland, she has studied with some of Australia’s finest cellists and has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including First Class Honours, the Corinna D’Hage String Scholarship, the Basil Jones Sonata Prize, the Margeret Smiles Most Outstanding Instrumentalist Prize and the Griffith University Postgraduate Award.





The Kingsland Resident Artist Program benefits both young musicians, the CSO and the wider community. It provides career-defining opportunities for young artists, but also addresses the shortage of suitably qualified, Canberra-based musicians to perform with the CSO.

This program exists only through the generous support of the founding donors – the Late Sir Richard Kingsland, Lady Kingsland and their family. Their vision can only be fully realised if this unique program can become self-sustaining.

With increased support from individuals and companies in the Canberra Region we can secure the Kingsland Resident Artist program into the future.

So how can you help?

  • Donate online by clicking the button below
  • Spread the word
  • Hire a CSO Ensemble for your next private celebration or public event
  • Offer professional development opportunities for the Kingsland Resident Artists
  • Make a bequest to the program
  • Talk to us about a Chair Patronage opportunity.

Donate Online Here

Please contact Tim or Frances for more information.

Tim Langford
0400 344 394

Frances Corkhill
0428 272 817