Musica viva ensemble, Fiddlesticks on four-week tour of Western Australia

Fiddlesticks: Pascale Whiting, Duncan Gardiner and Sophie Curtis. Picture: Elle Borgward d428635
Fiddlesticks: Pascale Whiting, Duncan Gardiner and Sophie Curtis. Picture: Elle Borgward d428635

A MUSICAL trio on a four-week tour of WA stopped in at Phoenix Primary School last week.

Musica Viva ensemble Fiddlesticks showcased their skills on the guitar, violin and cello, introducing students to string music with an engaging display. Duncan Gardiner, the band’s guitarist, said the aim was to entertain and inspire.

‘Although our shows are educational, we believe that the music can transcend this aim to become something therapeutic as well,’ he said.

Phoenix Primary School’s music specialist, Judy Sakalidis, said the live show added context to what student had learnt earlier in the year.