First Violin – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Violin – Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; Fragaria Vera Ensemble
Australian Hometown: Adelaide
Education: University of Adelaide
Alison Rayner was born in Adelaide and began playing the violin at the age of three. After receiving a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Adelaide she was appointed to the first violin section of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She has also held the position of Associate Principal Second Violin with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She has taken part in masterclasses at the Australian National Academy of Music, the Banff Centre in Canada and at Stanford University, California. In 2010 she undertook a job swap between the Melbourne Symphony and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and was appointed to the first violin section of the Oslo Philharmonic that year. She has appeared regularly with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and in various chamber music settings, both with her colleagues in the Oslo Philharmonic and as a member of the Fragraria Vesca ensemble.
At the end of 2020 she returned to her hometown of Adelaide, where she is currently freelancing.
Last updated 2021