Yvette Goodchild

Yvette Goodchild studied with Winifred Durie at the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music and graduated with merit in 1991. She subsequently undertook postgraduate studies in London with David Takeno and in Karlsruhe, Germany, with Madeline Prager.

As a chamber musician she has participated in masterclasses with the Melos, Tákacs, and Borodin string quartets, and was awarded First Prize in the Dorothy Adams Quartet Competition in London. She has also taken part in concert tours throughout Europe and Asia with the European Community Chamber Orchestra.

Yvette Goodchild has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, and has also held the position of Associate Principal Viola with the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

In Australia, she has performed as a guest violist with the Goldner String Quartet and as Guest Principal Viola with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. In 2000, she was invited to perform at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville.

Yvette Goodchild was appointed to the position of Assistant Principal Viola with the Sydney Symphony in 1997.

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"The mood continued with Ross Edwards's Emerald Crossing, a beautifully atmospheric drift through time, with added complexity of tone colour provided by a guest, the viola player Yvette Goodchild."
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"This was an outstanding performance that showcased the humour, technical and emotional strengths of the musicians."
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"The piano trio Trioz and guest violist Yvette Goodchild created an account of focused intensity as the expansive, interwoven string lines quietly soared above Kathryn Selby's gently throbbing piano sonorities."
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"Mozart's big scale Piano Quartet in G minor emerged with plenty of finesse and smooth-as-silk melodic contours."
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