Michele Walsh, Violin

After graduating from the University of Adelaide and winning the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition Michele Walsh undertook post-graduate study in London with Szymon Goldberg. Returning to Australia she was appointed Associate Concert Master of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, a position she held for a decade. She is currently Head of Strings at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. She has appeared as soloist with major orchestras in Australia and has performed in Europe, the USA and South East Asia. She is in demand as guest concertmaster of various orchestras and regularly appears at chamber music festivals in Australia and South-East Asia. She is a founding member of the Griffith Trio with whom she has made several international tours. She is also a member of the Merlin Ensemble and Aether Harp Quintet. She has a lifelong commitment to working with young musicians and in 2012 she received a national award from AUSTA for outstanding contribution to string playing and teaching in Australia.