Acacia Quartet; Former Assistant Concertmaster – Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Norway; Violin – Swedish Chamber Orchestra, London Festival Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra
Australian Hometown: Sydney & Bowral
Education: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London; Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts; Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Sydney born violinist Myee Clohessy began learning the violin from Ernest Llewellyn (former Concertmaster of the SSO) in 1981 and furthered her studies with Janet Davies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and with Alice Waten at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.
In 1994 she was invited to be the Acting Principal Second Violin with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and later became their Acting Assistant Concertmaster in 1997. During her years in Europe, Myee also worked and recorded with the Swedish Kammerorkester, London Festival Orchestra and Norsk Barokkorkester and became the Artistic Leader of the Arctimus Ensemble performing over 150 concerts across Scandinavia each year.
Prior to moving to Norway, Myee completed her post-graduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, with Prof. David Takeno and the Takacs Quartet. She won First Prize of the Royal Overseas League Competition in London and proudly represented Australia for two years as Concertmaster of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra performing in the major concert halls of Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Warsaw, Madrid, Montreal and Oslo.
Since returning home to Australia in 2003, Myee has performed and recorded with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Pinchgut Opera. In 2010 she became a founding member of the Acacia Quartet and has dedicated the last ten years to playing chamber music with many of Australia’s finest musicians and working closely with Australian composers. Acacia Quartet have recorded ten albums, been finalists of both ARIA and APRA Awards of Excellence and their performances are regularly broadcast on ABC Classics and Fine Music 102.5 fm.
Myee has been the Artistic Director of the Bowral Autumn Music Festival since 2015 and is passionate about working with our new generation of young musicians.
Last updated 2021