Jessica and Olivia Ellis , are twins in Year 12 at Riverside Girls High School , they play the cello and viola respectively and bought their instruments and an open mind for recent masterclasses at the Sydney Opera House with world renowned chamber orchestra Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Olivia tells Limelight about their experience…

Jessica and I have just finished a three-day composition masterclass run by the NSW Department of Education’s Arts Unit, Sydney Opera House Creative Learning and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) orchestra with 36 other high school students from public schools around NSW. Jessica and I have been studying and performing music since starting on the violin at age five. We’ve since found greater loves; Jessica plays the cello and I play viola. We’ve completed AMEB Grade 8 and are in Year 12 at Riverside Girls High School, studying Music 2 and Extension Music for the HSC. Plus, we are members of the Arts Unit and Lane Cove Youth Orchestras.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Composition Masterclass Olivia and Jessica Ellis at the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Composition...