Category Archives: Website Changes

Administration Changes

After many years as LYCO treasurer and camps administrator, Virginia de Groot is retiring from the LYCO Committee.

The LYCO and RSSC boards wish to thank Virginia for her huge contribution over the years. With Virginia’s retirement from these positions there will be changes to the registration process. We hope to make the transition as simple as possible.

Membership and camp enquiries should now be sent to



Musical director

Residential Summer String Camp symbols with years 2003 and then 2005 to 2016.

Recording Update

RSSC recordings dating back to 2005 exist, but for many years we didn’t have room on the website to store them all. We also had problems trying to provide formats suitable for all browsers. To avoid these problems, RSSC recordings are now stored on the specialist music hosting service Bandcamp. To hear or download them, go to the Galleries and select a year from 2005 onwards. We also have 2003, but the 2004 concert was not recorded. Can you find the piece that has been performed three times since then?

Meet the 2016 Tutors

Most tutors for 2016 have been confirmed. You can find them on the Tutors page.

Rosemary Evenhuis is taking a well-earned retirement from the camp after 25 years of tutoring and conducting. The new Preludio Strings conductor will be Dr. Maria Grenfell, who tutored violin and composition at the 2015 camp.

Along with many returning staff, we welcome new tutor Dr. Joanna Drimatis from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, who will tutor the Freycinet Orchestra First Violins.

The 25th Residential Summer String Camp has Ended

The Residential Summer String Camp is over for 2015. The final concert featured music by Václav Nelhýbel, Stephen Chin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Paul Hindemith and others.

This camp also had more electives than any previous camp, the 25th anniversary dinner on Wednesday, a kidnapped frog and just a little rain.

We will add photographs and recordings from the camp to the Galleries by the end of February 2015.

The 26th Residential Summer String Camp is already scheduled to run from 17th January 2016 (Sunday) to 23rd January 2016 (Saturday).

RSSC Website Redesign

Welcome to the new RSSC website.  We will be restoring all photographs, music and other information from the old site, but our first priority is opening applications for the 25th Residential Summer String Camp.

Pages within the new site will have a new address structure, so bookmarks to the old site will no longer work.  If you can’t find something, please add a comment to this post, or e-mail Michael.