Grace Soedargo

Grace Soedargo began her violin studies in Indonesia at an early age and decided to pursue it as her lifelong passion. In Austria, she studied violin under Mag. H. Jillich in Leoben, and she continued studying Music Pedagogy and Violin at the Hochschule fur Musik, now Die Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, in Graz under the guidance of Prof. Walter Klasinc and Prof. Jannis Chronopoulos, as well as Prof. Marianne Kroemer. At the same time, she took piano as a second instrument under the guidance of Prof. Maria Chronopoulos. Due to her outstanding performance she was bestowed scholarships from the government of Austria in 1988, and in 1991 she graduated summa cum laude while earning a certificate as a violin instructor.

While in Austria, she was a member of Capella Accademica Graz, as well as the Joseph Haydn Orchester and Stadtorchester Leoben and performed in various concerts in and outside Austria as a concert master and soloist. Grace is a permanent member of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA) which was established under the auspices of the late Lord Jehudi Menuhin. Her studies did not stop there. In 1993, she took part in a masterclass under Prof. B. Gorzynska in Austria, and in 1999 she was given a grant from the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat) to work together with Prof. Christiane Hutcap-Ozim in Rostock, Germany.

She established the Amadeus Music School in 1992, followed by establishing the Capella Amadeus String Chamber Orchestra in 1993 and she continues to raise the quality of her teachers and students in the classroom as well as on the stage.