Remote student in rhapsody over Melbourne Recital Centre opportunity


One of VSV’s most remote students, Gus, has been successful in his application to Accelerando, Melbourne Recital Centre’s (MRC) annual program that provides opportunities for exceptional young artists to take it to the next level.

Hailing from East Gippsland’s Cann River – a six-hour drive from Melbourne – the Year 11 student is far from live music venues, instrumental teachers and people to jam with.

To help overcome these challenges, VSV music teacher Dr. Tim Nikolsky, assisted in many ways, including organising for Gus to attend virtual instrumental lessons with esteemed Melbourne electric bassist, Jeremy Allsop.

One of the audition panellists said that Gus’s application was impressive.

‘It was not very long into Gus’s audition that we realised he had the right attitude and work ethic needed to get the most out of the Accelerando program,’ the panellist said.

Thrilled to be given this opportunity, Gus is especially thankful to his teacher, Dr Nikolsky.

‘I really am incredibly thankful for everything you’ve helped me with… it’s been invaluable,’ he said.

Congratulations Gus!

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