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“What a marvellous idea! Thank you for bringing together Australia’s creative diaspora for what should be some really terrific concerts.”

Graeme Jennings


Senior Lecturer in Violin – Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University; Violin – Elision Ensemble; Former Violin – Arditti String Quartet, London

Australian Hometown: Brisbane
Education: Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, South Bank Campus, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Born 1968 in Australia. The violinist and violist is a former member of the Arditti String Quartet (1994-2005). He has toured widely throughout the world, made more than 80 CDs, given over 300 premieres and received numerous accolades including the prestigious Siemens Prize (1999) and two Gramophone awards. Active as a soloist, chamber musician, ensemble leader and conductor, his repertoire ranges from Bach to Boulez and beyond. He has worked with and been complimented on his interpretations by many of the leading composers of our time. Graeme is a member of Australia’s internationally acclaimed new music ensemble ELISION as well as the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Lunaire Collective and the Kurilpa String Quartet. He has also performed as Guest Concertmaster of the Adelaide, Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras and Guest Associate Concertmaster with the Sydney Symphony.

In 2011 he was a founding member of the Australian World Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest artist with the Australian String Quartet, the Kreutzer Quartet, the New Zealand String Quartet and the del Sol Quartet. His recent recording of Brian Ferneyhough’s “Terrain” with the ELISION Ensemble was released on the Kairos label to much critical acclaim. Also available on Kairos is his recording with Irvine Arditti of Luigi Nono’s “Hay Que Caminos (Sognando)”.

Having previously served on the faculties of Mills College, UC Berkeley and Stanford University, he was appointed Senior Lecturer in violin and viola at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2009.
Since 2012 he has been the tutor of the violin studio at the Darmstadt Summer Course.

Last updated 2022