As part of UQ School of Music's Rising Stars Concert Series, we are excited to welcome a quartet of Australia's finest young string players to perform a concert of works by Webern and Beethoven. Ike See, Caroline Hopson (UQ Alumnus), Lachlan O'Donnell and Rebecca Proietto have all performed with chamber and symphony orchestras and in festivals nationally and internationally.


Langsamer Satz - Anton Webern

String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74 in Eb Major 'The Harp' - Ludwig van Beethoven

About the performers

Ike See

Singapore-born violinist Ike See has performed extensively in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, and has been praised for his “unfailing musicality… natural and unforced virtuosity.” (The Straits Times) Ike won first prizes in three consecutive Singapore National Violin Competitions, and studied with Sylvia Khoo and Qian Zhou before attending the Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of Joseph Silverstein and Pamela Frank. Possessing a passion for chamber and orchestral music, Ike has led ensembles and orchestras and has performed at music festivals around the world. He studied chamber music with members of the Guarneri, Orion and Vermeer Quartets, and has shared the stage with musicians such as Roberto Diaz, James Dunham, Clive Greensmith, Gary Hoffman, and Anthony McGill. Ike was previously Associate Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and is currently a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. In his free time, Ike enjoys running, reading, and a good session on the ping pong table.

Caroline Hopson

Caroline is a core member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, with whom she frequently performs as principal second violin. She currently freelances with the Sydney Symphony, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Australian Haydn Ensemble, Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra and Orchestra of the Antipodes. As a chamber musician, Caroline has performed at the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy, Royal Northern College of Music International Chamber Music Festival, Huntingdon Estate Music Festival, Sanguine Estate Music Festival, Brisbane Baroque Festival, Bangalow Music Festival, Coramba Festival and the 4MBS Sibelius Festival. Caroline has recently concluded her Master of Philosophy at the University of Queensland, under the tutelage of Adam Chalabi, with whom she also studied at the Australian National Academy of Music. Previously to this, she studied with Levon Chilingirian as a scholarship student at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where she performed regularly with the Manchester Camerata.

Lachlan O’Donnell

Lachlan is a versatile performer, working across Australia as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. He is a regular guest of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney, Queensland, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist Lachlan has been broadcast live on ABC Classic FM, 3MBS and SRF2 Swiss radio, and has performed concerti with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and ACO Collective, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s regional touring ensemble. As a chamber musician, Lachlan has appeared as a guest artist with Ensemble Offspring, Kupka's Piano and the Southern Cross Soloists, playing at festivals both within Australia and abroad. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith Univeristy and the Australian National Academy of Music, and is currently completing an MPhil (Perfomance) at the University of Queensland.

Rebecca Proietto

Rebecca Proietto is currently a freelance musician based in Sydney having participated in the Sydney Symphony Fellowship program in 2015. She has a Masters degree from Stony Brook University in New York where she studied with Colin Carr. Previous to this she spent two years at the Australian National Academy of Music after finishing her Bachelor of Music with Honours and Diploma of Modern Languages at the University of Melbourne. Rebecca performs casually with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the ACO Collective and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. She has undertaken fellowships with both the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and toured China with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra in December 2008. In 2014 she was an emerging artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Rebecca has been the recipient of the Gwen Prokter and Lizette Bentwich Scholarships from the University of Melbourne, the Annie, Jean & Doris Lamont Scholarship and was an awardee of an Australian Music Fund Grant for 2014. 


Nickson Room, Zelman Cowen Building, School of Music