Tutors for 2020

Yanghe Yu (Violin)

Yanghe Yu studied music in Beijing and at the San Francisco Conservatory, and has studied under Professor Wei He, Catherine van Hoesen and Kathleen Winkler. A finalist in the 2013 Klein International String Competition, and winner of the 2014 San Francisco Conservatory’s Violin Competition, Yanghe has played with orchestras in China, the US and now the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand.

Rachel Moody (Violin)

A native of Canada, violinist Rachel Moody has been a member Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra since 2013. Prior to her move to Auckland, she obtained her Bachelor and Master's degrees in violin and chamber music performance at McGill University, before joining the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 2004. When not playing violin, Rachel enjoys running, hiking, reading, singing early music, and spending time with animals. She lives in west Auckland with her husband, oboist Bede Hanley, their dog, Annie, and their cat, Frank.

Christine Bowie (Viola)

Christine Bowie started her musical training on violin and piano before taking up the viola at age 13. After completing her Bachelor of Music (performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she continued her postgraduate studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris with Bruno Pasquier. While there, Christine worked at l'Ircam and with new music ensembles Court Circuit and l'Ensemble Contrechamps in Geneva. She returned to New Zealand in 1998, working with the Auckland Philharmonia and the NZSO. A keen chamber musician, she has collaborated with many ensembles and festivals and has toured New Zealand as part of the Giverny Trio and Goldfingers Quartet. Since 2000, Christine has been a member of the Auckland Philharmonia. She has taught viola at both Waikato and Auckland Universities.

Edith Salzmann (Cello)

Edith Salzmann was a student of Janos Starker, and is in high demand internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. She has had lecturing positions at the Universities of Canterbury and Auckland and currently teaches at the University of Melbourne as well as being artistic director of the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music, the International Akaroa Festival and the Pettman Ensemble. She has been a member of many prestigious ensembles, regularly records for radio, and has recorded CDs for the Stradivarius and Atoll records labels.

ASQSS 2022

Unfortunately because of cost increases and COVID-19-associated uncertainty, there will be no ASQSS in 2021. We look forward to resuming in January 2022.