Teaching

Roger Benedict held a teaching position at the Royal Northern College of Music (UK) before his relocation to Australia, where he joined the staff of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney. He is an Associate Professor at the Conservatorium and is Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra as well as head of the viola department. He has given masterclasses throughout Europe and Asia and is regularly invited to serve on the juries of major competitions, such as the Max Rostal Competition (Berlin) and the Australia Young Performer Awards. He is active as a writer, editor and arranger, with several of his arrangements and his popular scale method Scale Up! published by Partitura-Verlag. He has written articles for specialist journals such as The Strad magazine. In addition to teaching viola at the Sydney Conservatorium, Roger supervises a small number of student conductors there too.

Berlioz – Harold in Italy
Mendelssohn – Midsummer Night’s Dream Scherzo
Strauss – Don Juan
Brahms – Symphony no 4