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  • DateFriday 31 March
  • Time5:30pm
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Join us for an evening of mingling and music as we bring together the Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery and Friends of the School of Music for a special mixer event.

This event is the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with other art and music enthusiasts while enjoying live performances from two young recipients of the Friends of the School of Music Performance Scholarship -James Monro and Koebi Faumui. You’ll have the chance to hear some incredible music and show your support for these talented young musicians.

Come and explore the beautiful Drill Hall Gallery and enjoy the stunning works of art on display. You can also hear about the exciting members events planned for the year ahead.

Whether you’re a longtime supporter of the Drill Hall Gallery and School of Music or just curious about what these membership groups have to offer, this mixer event is not to be missed. So come along and enjoy an unforgettable evening of art, music, and good company at the Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery and Friends of the School of Music Mixer event.

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided, and there will be plenty of time to socialise with friends and colleagues.

Koebi Faumui

Koebi is a singer/songwriter/music producer based in Canberra. Being born into a family of musicians allowed him to experiment with various instruments & sounds, he began writing, producing & recording at the age of 8. Over the past 12 years, he’s performed with his two older siblings Kashia & Salale as “The Faumuis” recording 10 original and 5 cover albums. In early 2020 Koebi released his first solo single, “I feel like shit” followed by “What you’d say” “A song about nothing” “Good people” “I know better” and in Dec 2022 released an EP “Something New.”

Anika On-Kei Chan

Anika is a 3rd year student studying music and astrophysics at the Australian National University. Originally from Sydney, she was the concertmaster of the NSW Arts Unit Symphony Orchestra and affiliated programs from 2018 to 2020, receiving the Alan Ward Memorial Prize (Willoughby Girls High School) and an HSC Encore nomination, as well as ranking in the top 20 students in NSW for HSC Music 2 in 2020. Upon moving to Canberra in 2021, she was awarded the First Year Entry Scholarship and became a Wesley Scholar at the end of the year. Anika is currently the concertmaster of the ANU Orchestra and former concertmaster of the ANU Chamber Orchestra, as well as being an AYO National Music Camp (2018) and Orchestra of the Music Makers/School of the Arts Music Camp (OMM-SOTA, Singapore, 2018) alumni. She is the 2nd violinist of the Ellery String Quartet, which won First Prize and the People’s Choice Award at the Friends of the School of Music Ensemble Competition in 2022, and has done a number of Australian and world premieres with Canberra Sinfonia as principal 2nd violinist. Anika is a current student of Tor Frømhyr, and has previously learned with Alex Todicescu and Ella Brinch.

Friends of the Drill Hall Gallery is kindly supported by Clonakilla Wines and 1980 Chinese Restaurant.

Masks are recommended for this event.

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.