Christopher Cartlidge


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Australian Hometown(s): Sydney & Melbourne
Education: Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, Australian National Academy of Music


Australian violist Christopher Cartlidge has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2011, where, in 2019 he was appointed Associate Principal Viola. He is a proud founding member of the Melbourne Ensemble and regularly appears as a guest in orchestras across Australia and New Zealand. As a soloist, Christopher has appeared with both the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

Christopher studied on a full scholarship at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and was the recipient of several awards and accolades, including the University of Tasmania Director’s Prize, and inclusion on the University of Tasmania’s Dean’s Roll of Excellence.

In 2015 he was a grand-finalist and multiple prize-winner in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.

Christopher plays a 1783 Guadagnini Viola, Turin

Last updated 2023