2023 Featured Young Artists
Theonie Wang, violin
Theonie is a third year student at the Queensland Conservatorium and has been under the tutelage of Michele Walsh since 2018. Theonie is a member of the Tarilindy String Quartet a String Quartet which was founded in 2021 at the Queensland Griffith Conservatorium. The quartet undertook a masterclass with the Australian String Quartet earlier this year and was also selected to travel to Canada in May 2022 to play in the Music Festival, Musical Chairs.
Theonie is also a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and has been accepted into their
Seasons, Chamber Players and National Music Camp programs this year. Theonie was also
awarded first prize for the 2020 Young Instrumentalists Prize, allowing her to perform as a soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2021.
Angelina Kim, viola
Angelina Kim is currently studying at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University under the tutelage of Michele Walsh. During her tertiary studies, she has gained opportunities to broaden her musical experiences by performing chamber music with faculty and students of the Conservatorium and as a founding member of Tarilindy String Quartet. Angelina has recently won the John Curro Viola Prize, 4MBS Ross Peters Chamber Music Competition and is the recipient of the FW & EG Harmer Memorial Scholarship. Besides her love for chamber music, Angelina has participated in various Australian Youth Orchestra programs and is looking forward to the Queensland Youth Symphony international tour later this year.
Alexandra Elvin, double bass
Alexandra (Lexie) Elvin is an emerging double bassist from Brisbane, currently studying with
Queensland Symphony Orchestra principal bass Phoebe Russell. Lexie frequently plays as a casual with QSO and has recently passed casual auditions with Melbourne and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras and Orchestra Victoria. Last year, Lexie was selected for Australian Youth Orchestra Fellowships with Adelaide and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. She was principal bass of the Alexander Orchestra (2021) and Bishop Orchestra (2022) at AYO National Music Camp, and was accepted into AYO
Seasons (2021-23), sitting associate principal in 2022. Lexie also has extensive experience as a soloist, playing Koussevitzky Double Bass Concerto with the Indooroopilly Chamber Orchestra, Schumann Adagio and Allegro at the Old Museum and as a finalist in many UQ competitions. She recently performed Franck’s Violin Sonata for her 4th Year recital. As a chamber musician, she has worked with numerous groups including Opera Queensland at the Festival of Outback Opera, Southern Cross Soloists at the Bangalow Music Festival, and the Limpinwood Ensemble at the Tyalgum Music Festival. Lexie is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the University of Queensland, and last year completed a Bachelor of Mathematics.