Harry Egerton has just completed a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, studying violin performance with Michele Walsh. Since finishing university, he has performed multiple times as a casual violinist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Brisbane-based group, Ensemble Cherubim.
In 2021, Harry performed with the Limpinwood Ensemble for two concerts, as a replacement to the Tyalgum Festival, which unfortunately was postponed. A major highlight for Harry was performing as a co-soloist with his brother Jeremy and the Apollo Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, conducted by Julian Duthoit. In May, he was fortunate to perform alongside Monica and Sarah Curro for the John Curro celebration concert at the Conservatorium.
Throughout his studies, Harry has been awarded the Brisbane Club Award (2021), Brisbane Club Audience Choice Award (2021), QCGU Postgraduate Prize (2021), Ronald Clifford Davis Prize (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), Paganini Prize (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), Matilda Jane Aplin Prize (2019) and Vada Jeffries Prize student vote (2020). In December 2020, he performed as soloist with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Luff. In February 2020, he travelled to North America, receiving lessons from teachers such as Patty Kopec (Manhattan School of Music), Joseph Lin (Julliard), Atis Bankas (Toronto University) and Axel Strauss (Schulich School of Music). As a member of the Stanley Street Quartet, Harry received tuition at the 2020 McGill University Musical Chairs festival from musicians including Kim Kashkashian, Andre Roy, Peter Wiley, and James Campbell. Previously, he also received tuition at the Conservatorium from visiting artists including Aiko Goto, Dale Barltrop, Corey Cerovsek, Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Janet Davies, Umberto Clerici, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Florian Donderer and Gregory Lee. Harry has performed a number of times with for Ensemble Q and for The Diggers Requiem in Canberra (2018).
Harry commences training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2022 under the tutelage of Dr Robin Wilson.
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