LAUREN BRIGDEN, viola

AYO National Music Camp 2018 Tutor

Lauren Brigden has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Viola section since 2006 & also performs regularly with the Australian World Orchestra. She grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, studying violin from an early age with John Speer. She was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including the John Curro Viola Prize while studying with Patricia Pollett at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Lauren returned to Sydney receiving a scholarship to complete her Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Winifred Durie.

Lauren has studied and performed extensively throughout Europe & North America including the Aspen Music Festival. She has received an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Scholarship and an Emerging Artist Grant from the Australia Council for study in Vienna with Gertrude Rossbacher. 

Lauren is the proud mother of two beautiful boys, is passionate about the Tour de France, drinks copious amounts of tea and once moonlighted with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.