ACO Academy

ACO Academy 2023 Showcase

A public concert showcasing performances by ACO Academy 2023 attendees, led with unbounded energy by ACO Violin Aiko Goto.


Led by ACO Violin Aiko Goto, ACO Academy is an inspirational week of intensive workshops with ACO mentors for top-level secondary students who play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Students work with ACO musicians to hone their technical and ensemble skills and learn about the ACO’s unique style and interpretation. They build confidence in communicating physical and emotional energy to engage and inspire audiences.

Students also see behind-the-scenes at the ACO and have the opportunity to chat with ACO musicians and staff who share valuable information and advice on careers in music performance and management.

The week includes:
- Chamber orchestra rehearsals focusing on ensemble, technical accuracy, interpretation, and style;
- Chamber music tutorial sessions;
- Presentations by ACO musicians and staff on careers and pathways in music; and
- An public concert at the ACO's inspiring Pier 2/3 venue.


This performance will see ACO Academy 2023 students perform a challenging program under the direction of Aiko Goto and ACO Tutors.

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Supporting partner

The logo of BNP Paribas


WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik K.525

STUART GREENBAUM The Rotation of the Earth

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings in C major, Op.48   


ACO Academy Students
Aiko Goto, Leader & Violin*
Mark Ingwersen, Violin*
Anna Da Silva Chen, Violin^
Tim Yu, Violin^
Nicole Divall, Viola#
Beth Condon, Viola^
Melissa Barnard, Cello*
Jack Ward, Cello^
Andrew Meisel, Double Bass#

*ACO Musician
^ACO Emerging Artist Program Alumni
#ACO Guest Principal Musician