Young Mannheim Symphonists

Engadine High School

During the school holidays, Mikayla Groat-Reischl spent four days immersed in the world of Historically Informed Performance (HIP).

 47 students from 22 schools throughout Sydney and beyond came together in the beautiful Santa Sabina College to play Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony. Musicians of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra tutored the students in rehearsals, sectionals, and workshops, applying musical stylistic practices from Mozart’s time. Students were able to experience period instruments and learn about how European musical styles have changed through time. Finally, the Haffner Symphony was brought to life in an exceptional performance for friends and family which showcased the abilities of our Young Mannheim Symphonists.

It was our pleasure to include Mikayla in our youth orchestra and we hope to welcome her and others from your school in the future.

(Photo credit: Nick Gilbert)