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. More recently, Felix studied under Associate Professor Alice Waten at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Felix has performed extensively within Australia and internationally with various orchestras, including performances in Shanghai, Singapore, Belgium, France and New Zealand. In 2020, Felix was appointed as Associate Concertmaster of the Australian Youth Orchestra and was also selected as a participant in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Fellowship Program. His passion for chamber music has led to further performance experiences, including a tour to the USA as a scholarship recipient to perform at the Mimir Chamber Festival. More recently, as a member of the Banksia String Quartet, Felix 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 and the Eliezer Benedykt Memorial Prize.
Felix is now looking forward to exploring the next chapter in his musical life in his first year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), training with Dr Robin Wilson.
Photo by Pia Johnson