Mingus Gu Yang

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Mingus Gu-Yang

Junior Violin Teacher

Violin background:

  • Started Violin at the age of 7
  • Studied under Christine Johnson and Ivana Tomaskova
  • Completed grade 8 AMEB with A+ in 2011 as well as Amusa (2014) and Lmusa (2016)
  • Played with the Melbourne String Ensemble 2011-2014 under the tutelage of Fintan Murphy
  • Toured Croatia and Slovenia with MSE in 2013, performing in concerts including for the Croatian ambassador
  • Debuted in 2014 with MSE with the Bach E Major Concerto in the BMW edge
  • Joined Scotch College Symphony Orchestra in 2015
  • Played in multiple string quartets, quintets, duets and octets throughout 2011 till present
  • Played with Wilma Smith and William Barton in the world premier of ‘Songlines of Scotland and Australia’ in 2018
  • Performed the Wieniawski Violin Concerto no.2 with the SCSO in 2017 as well as across multiple venues in Spain while touring in 2018
  • Leader of Academy Strings in 2018 at Scotch College
  • Currently part of the Old Scotch Orchestra under John Ferguson and also helps out in Melbourne University Biomed Symphony Orchestra
  • Winner of multiple eisteddfods including Waverley and the South Easter Arts Festival for strings 18 and under and second place for open category

Music experiences:

  • Captain of Music at Scotch College 2018
  • Completed grade 6 musicianship in 2017
  • Participated in College Choir, Chamber Choir and a Barbershop Quartet at Scotch College
  • Music leader at Glen Waverley Secondary College 2014
  • Played in the 2017 Musical at Scotch ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ in conjunction with PLC
  • Currently in Concordis Chamber Choir
  • A keen and avid guitar player

I am super enthusiastic about teaching and passing my knowledge onto eager and aspiring violinists and I hope to be a great and patient teacher!