2nd Violin – Camerata Bern; Guest performer – Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; German Radio Philharmonic; Aurora Orchestra; Camerata Bern; Kammerakademie Potsdam; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Australian Hometown: Melbourne
Education: University of Melbourne
Australian violinist Michael Brooks Reid performs regularly with leading orchestras across Europe, Asia and Australia, and he is the newest member of the Camerata Bern. As guest Concertmaster, Michael has performed with the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Aurora Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Asturias and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia of London, Orchestra Mozart and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
Michael is first violinist of Hong Kong’s Logos Quartet and Concertmaster of the orchestra of the Hong Kong International Piano Competition. He is also a member of the Australian World Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and, from 2021, the Camerata Bern.
Apart from violin, Michael studied conducting and was taught by Christopher Seaman, Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the late John Hopkins OBE, conducting the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. From 2004-2008 Michael was Leader and Artistic Director of the Australian Classical Players, combining his passions for conducting and violin playing by programming and directing the concert season from the 1st violins. Michael plays a violin by Nicolo Gagliano, made in Naples in 1751.
When taking a break from music, Michael enjoys traveling, good food with good wine and a game of poker!
Last updated 2022