University of Melbourne Magazine

Violinist Dr Helen Ayres and pianist and author Dr Anna Goldsworthy have been friends since their final year of high school, and colleagues in the acclaimed Seraphim Trio (alongside cellist Tim Nankervis) for more than 20 years. For the past 18 months, Ayres has been living in London, and travels back to Australia regularly to perform alongside her musical partners.

Michael Ingvarson has played the role of Benny in an ABBA tribute band, BABBA, for the past 22 years. He recalls how his musical journey began.

An exhibition to celebrate 150 years of art at the Victorian College of the Arts will feature more than 150 works by prominent alumni.

Melbourne’s musical reputation will be enhanced by a new Conservatorium at the heart of the city’s Arts Precinct.

Even the French are awed by Ted Gott’s deep knowledge of their art and culture.

Her Instagram profile describes her as a “raging Aussie”, yet she’s also one of Bollywood’s leading ladies.

Leah Sanderson is staging Shakespeare plays in the most unlikely of settings – prison, with the inmates as the stars.

A vintage synthesiser famed for its role in Doctor Who has been resurrected for current students to enjoy.

Alumnus Nicholas Carter is one of Australia’s most exceptional and busiest conductors.

Corrie Chen has ambitions, big ones, the kind that require millions of dollars and nerves of steel. She wants to direct a feature film.

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