Wednesday 5 June saw Tokyo String Quartet present the winners of the Jani Haenke String Quartet Competition with some of the world’s best instruments.

As part of an initiative set up by the Jani Haenke Charitable Trust, two violins, a viola and cello were donated to Queensland Conservatorium with the aim of providing emerging musicians with a distinct advantage at the start of their career.

Annie Swainston (Violin), Jenna Park, (Violin), Andrew Hathway (Viola) and Lily Hubbard (Cello), members of “String Theory”, will gain one year’s access to the instruments. With each instrument ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, recipients will be able to practice and perform on instruments of a high-quality standard.

Queensland Conservatorium Executive Manager Dr Helen Lancaster is an advocate for students’ career development from the start of their degree at the Conservatorium.

“We believe these instruments will provide students with an invaluable opportunity to further their careers as professional musicians.”

“Queensland Conservatorium prides itself on producing world-class musicians and professionals. Our programs and courses have a strong focus on preparing students for the realities of working life such as industry standards and practices.”

We congratulate “String Theory” once more on winning access to these exceptional instruments.


Related information:
Queensland Conservatorium Strings program