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Elder Hall: a special place for Andrew Bain

Andrew Bain

After playing many times at Elder Hall during University, Andrew Bain is now the principal horn of the LA Philharmonic a music teacher and entrepreneur.

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A pivotal role in award-winning composer’s career

Anna Cawrse

Highly sought after orchestral and chamber music composer, Anne Cawrse remembers many Elder Hall premieres starting right back to when she was a student at the Elder Conservatorium.

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From Adelaide to LA: Elder Con alumna Anna shares career successes and advice

Anna Butterss

Jazz bassist and composer Anna recalls many years of memories at Elder Hall. Since graduating in 2012, Anna has been living, working and creating in Los Angeles where she has performed, recorded and toured with various artists and performed at Madison Square Gardens.

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Written in the notes

 David and Elsabeth on their wedding day

Thanks to a shared love of music, the Elder Hall lunchtime concert series, being in the right place at the right time, and the connection of a mutual friend, University of Adelaide alumni David and Elsabeth were meant to be.

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Find love and make history

Barbara and Ken Klaebe on wedding day

The University of Adelaide is a place where history is made, the wonder of music is celebrated, passions are explored, and love is found. The late Barbara and Ken Klaebe, alumni of the University, discovered all this and so much more when they both pursued German studies as part of their Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1961.

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Elder Hall’s grand piano part of grand plan

Nico and Diana proposal

Sydney born and raised singer-songwriter, Nico Wyatt-Smith, knew he wanted to propose to his partner Diana in an intimate and unique way that reflected his musical talents.
A romantic at heart, in the past he had written love songs for his now fiancé and played them at home on his piano on their anniversaries, but he felt popping the question called for something more special, something grander.

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