AYO National Music Camp: 1991
A holiday to Sri Lanka in 2014 turned out to be serendipitous for AYO alumnus Ursula Nelius.
Ursula had been enjoying a busy international career as an orchestra and chamber musician, including regular performances with Australian Opera and Ballet Australia and work as a recording artist for movies such as Australia and Happy Feet. In Sri Lanka Ursula felt as though she’d come home – and decided to take on the mammoth task of starting a charity.
After hearing of Rosemary Nalden and Buskaid in Soweto, Ursula Founded Serendip String Tuition, a non-profit organisation that brings children together to learn string instruments and participate in free group lessons and ensembles.