2019, 2018, 2016, 2016 Singapore, 2015 India, 2013, 2011
"I have been waiting for something like this to happen for the last 20 years since I left Australia. I never really found my way back into the Australian music world after studying and playing over here for so long. It’s a great opportunity for us to be able to show the world what we are capable of. It’s going to be unbelievable."

Lucas Barr


WDR Symphony Orchestra, Germany

Australian Hometown: Melbourne
Education: Victorian College for the Arts

Lucas grew up in Melbourne where he could be found busking on the streets of Box Hill at the age of just 15. While studying at the Victorian College for the Arts, Lucas was invited to study in Austria where his teacher and mentor Brian Finlayson was appointed. With the help of a music loving Melbourne arts patron Lucas moved to Klagenfurt in southern Austria at 16 years of age.

Barr moved to Cologne two years later to continue his studies where he met his future wife Suzanne, a clarinettist. During this time Lucas played, toured and recorded with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra as well as playing as a soloist with various string quartets.

Lucas played with the prestigious Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and has played in almost all Australian World Orchestra concert seasons, including tours to India and Singapore. He currently holds a position with WDR Symphony Orchestra in Germany.

Last updated 2023