Niamh Armstrong – Stage 1, Vivaldi

Niamh began her musical endeavours singing with the Sydney Children’s Choir from the age of 5, gaining valuable aural training and choral education under the leadership of Lyn Williams. This lead Niamh down her musical path, participating in various other Gondwana Choirs and picking up the violin at the age of 11.

Niamh was a member of Sydney Youth Orchestras’ program for 11 years – from Violinist in the Orchestral Fundamentals Program, to Principal Violist of the Flagship Orchestra in 2018. Niamh has also played in a number of additional orchestras, including the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI), Danish Youth Ensemble (DUEN), The Metropolitan Orchestra and the University of New South Wales Orchestra and has participated in many regional and international orchestral tours, including SYO’s International Tour to Europe in 2017 and the UK in 2019, and the University of New South Wales’ International Tour to Bona Alit Bali with the Balinese Gamelan Ensemble in 2018.

Having studied a double degree at the University of New South Wales – Bachelor of Music (with Distinction)/Bachelor of Commerce (2014-2018), Niamh went on to continue her passion for instrumental and orchestral education and is currently working as both Violin/Viola tutor and Ensemble Conductor at St Andrew’s Cathedral School, St Aloysius’ College and Summer Hill Public School.

Niamh is very excited to re-join the SYO family as conductor of Stage 1, Vivaldi this year!