Greek Myth Comes to Life

Eleanor Moller (12 Aherne) is one of only 13 music students from around the State to have been invited to perform at Melba Hall (Melbourne University) as part of the recent Top Sounds concert held annually by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

The Top Sounds concert features performances by outstanding VCE performing arts students who have composed original musical works. Eleanor performed her composition, ‘Eurydice and Orpheus’ which she wrote last year whilst in Year 11 as part of the VCE Music Style and Composition subject.

Eleanor said that performing the original work, which is based on a Greek myth, was incredibly exciting.

“I performed the piece on Alto saxophone with two of my music teachers, Dr Lichnovsky (Baritone saxophone) and Ms Long (piano).

“This year’s VCE music class came to watch the performance, which was exciting but very surreal,” Eleanor said.

Eleanor said that she mostly wrote the music on the piano or a keyboard and worked hard to interweave each part to create a specific atmosphere.

“Girton’s music program and staff really are incredibly talented and helpful and have played a huge part in my involvement with music so far.

“Right now, I’m studying music performance 3/4 so I’m just really excited to be playing a lot of music as often as possible.

“I definitely want to continue music as part of my career in some way,” she said.


Eleanor Moller (centre) performs in the Top Sounds concert at Melba Hall.
Eleanor Moller (centre) performs in the Top Sounds concert at Melba Hall.