Felix Pascoe is a violinist from Melbourne. His commitment to the violin commenced at an early age under the tutelage of John Quaine. He continued his studies with Markiyan Melnychenko at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, where he gained a Bachelor of Music Performance. Felix then studied under the late Associate Professor Alice Waten at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before starting at ANAM in 2021 with Dr. Robin Wilson.
Most recently Felix won a position in the competitive Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist Program which he will commence in 2023. Felix has performed extensively within Australia and internationally with various orchestras, including performances in Israel, Shanghai, Singapore, Belgium, France and New Zealand. In 2022, Felix was successful in auditioning for the Keshet Eilon Strings Mastercourse in Israel and studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi (Curtis Institute of Music) and Ulf Wallin (Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler). At Keshet Eilon, Felix was appointed as Concertmaster of the chamber orchestra and performed a solo with soloist, Vadim Gluzman. Outside of ANAM in 2022, Felix has enjoyed performing with the MSO and MCO. Early in 2022 Felix performed with the ACO at the Tarrawarra Art Gallery. His passion for chamber music has led to further performance experiences, including a tour to the US as a scholarship recipient to perform at the Mimir Chamber Festival. Felix, as a member of the Banksia String Quartet, was awarded First Place at the 63rd Annual Ringwood Chamber Eisteddfod.
Felix has also been a recipient of a number of awards, including the Bertha Jorgensen Exhibition Scholarship, the Kate Flowers Memorial Scholarship, the Corinna D’Hage Mayer Violin Scholarship (twice), the CD Hume Violin Scholarship, the W Bardsley Award, the Schubert Bursary, the Eliezer Benedykt Memorial Prize and the Nora Goodridge Scholarship.
FROM: Melbourne, VIC. Lands of the Kulin Nation.
Felix’s training at ANAM is fully supported by ANAM Syndicate donor David Recht
Felix plays an A.E. Smith violin, jointly owned by ANAM and Janet Holmes à Court AC. It was purchased for ANAM with the support of Christina Katsimbardis, and with donations from Gilbert George, George Georgiou, Peter Ingram, Maria Kailis and an anonymous benefactor.
Photo by Pia Johnson