High Performance pays off for Bishop Druitt College student Felix.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

It is hard to believe that Felix Hughes Chivers is only in Year 9 at Bishop Druitt College when you hear him playing his viola. His incredible talent has seen him recently selected in the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) Academy for 2020. 

This year it will be an interactive online experience from Monday 6th - Thursday 9th July. Participants just like Felix will be online from 10am - 1pm each day where they will participate in technique tutorials, private lessons, Q & A and discussion sessions as well as sectionals. 

I’m incredibly excited to be accepted into such a high level ensemble program with Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO). ACO are such an inspiring professional ensemble with incredible chamber skills. I’m looking forward to playing with some amazing musicians and playing some really fun and awesome music’. Felix Hughes Chivers.

The week will culminate in a virtual performance which will be shared online for public performance.

There will also be a second program in Sydney from Friday 11th to Sunday 13 December which will be face to face. 

The Head of Performing Arts at BDC, Rebecca Day said, ‘The ACO usually only take 4-5 violists nationally, so having Felix selected is a huge honour. He has worked so hard and is such a talented violist and we are all very proud of his achievement’.

To watch Felix play click below.