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Music Blog Term 2

By April 16, 2015 Blogs, Music Media Art Drama

Term 1 concluded with a wonderful doorstep concert held in the Senior School Library. Emily Wilson and the senior jazz band got the afternoon going and had everyone mesmerized with their wonderful performance. Several bands made their debut, which was greatly enjoyed by all. Will Marzella was a brilliant MC and the concert offered the audience musical variety, diversity and an amazing afternoon of incredible music making. Well done to all the students involved.


Karoline Kuti – cello and classroom
Karoline began playing the cello at the age of nine. She was inspired to study from Nelson Cooke and completed her Bachelor of Music from Melbourne University with honours. Her musical education continued with study at the Australian National Academy followed by study in San Francisco and New York under Irene Sharp. Karoline has performed in master classes in Australia and abroad and has performed as a soloist in numerous public recitals.

Karoline has made many television appearances on shows including Dancing with the Stars, It Takes 2, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Spicks and Specks, Australia’s Got Talent, The Arias 2007, Australia Day Live Concert 2008, X-Factor, Star Struck, Good Morning Australia, In Melbourne Tonight, and the Good Friday Appeal. She has performed with artists including Hugh Jackman, Chet Faker, Bonobo, Olivia Newton-John, John Farnham, Jerry Lewis, Kanye West, Barry White, Enya, Jon Stevens, Wendy Matthews, David Gates, Darryl Braithwaite, Renee Geyer, Caroline O’Connor, Josh Groban and Glen Hughes.

Karoline has toured Australia with Aria award winning Gotye, Lior and Tommy Emmanuel, performing at many festivals including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Splendour in the Grass (Byron Bay), Falls Festival (Lorne & Tasmania), Homebake (Sydney,) Meredith Music Festival (Victoria), Southbound (WA) and many more. Karoline has also toured Australia and Singapore with Carneval Strings, Gotye, Lior, Tommy Emmanuel and Savage Garden.

Karoline works regularly as a sessional musician recording in many of Melbourne’s top studios for film scores, TV ads and bands. Karoline has a particular interest in chamber music and performs regularly as the cellist in Carneval Strings.

Make a date – This week’s practice tip encourages you to get back into practise as soon as you can. Make a date and time and get into it. Go on, give it a try!

StreamCloud – This is the fabulous free app that allows you to stream SoundCloud straight to your desktop. No more listening to your SoundCloud in your browser, easily control your SoundCloud stream with your Mac’s media key.

Catherine Wood (Piano/Keyboard)
Strictly Ballroom (Music Theatre)
Her Majesties Theatre, Melbourne


Jordie Lane (Folk)
Saturday 18 April 7.00pm
The Toff in Town, Melbourne

Jordie Lane (Folk)
Sunday 19 April 7.00pm
The Toff in Town, Melbourne

A$ap Ferg (Hip Hop, Rap)
Friday 24 April 7.00pm
The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne

Ben Wright-Smith (Rock and Pop)
Friday 24 April 8.00pm
Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill

Thundamentals (Hip Hop, Rap)
Sunday 26 April 7.00pm
The Corner Hotel, Richmond

Sam Smith (Pop)
Thursday 30 April 7.00pm
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

MSO Beethoven 1808 Vienna Concert (Classical)
Saturday 2 May 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

MSO Beethoven Symphony No. 7(Classical)
Friday 22 May 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

MSO Beethoven Symphony No. 7(Classical)
Saturday 23 May 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

MSO Beethoven Symphony No. 7(Classical)
Monday 25 May 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre