Harry Egerton is a violinist completing his second year at ANAM in 2023 under the guidance of Sophie Rowell. In 2022, Harry studied with Dr Robin Wilson, and was awarded the St Silas Prize for Most Outstanding First Year Performance at an ANAM Recital. Earlier in the year, Harry progressed to the national finals of the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition and later won the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship held by the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He also performed at the Tyalgum Festival in 2022 and 2021 with the Limpinwood Ensemble, and in 2021 as a casual musician with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Harry completed a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (QCGU), studying violin performance with Michele Walsh in 2021. Notable solo performances at the Conservatorium include Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy with the QCGU symphony orchestra (conducted by Peter Luff), and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Apollo orchestra (alongside violist Jeremy Egerton and conductor Julian Duthoit).
Throughout his studies, Harry was 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), and the Matilda Jane Aplin Prize (2019). In February 2020, he traveled 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 QCGU from visiting artists including Aiko Goto, Dale Barltrop, Corey Cerovsek, Dimity Hall, Julian Smiles, Janet Davies, Umberto Clerici, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Florian Dunderer and Gregory Lee. Harry has performed a number of times as a paid mentee for Ensemble Q and was invited to perform as a paid mentee for the Diggers Requiem in Canberra (2018).
FROM: Toowoomba, QLD. Lands of the Jagera, Giabal and Jarowair peoples.
Harry plays the Pressenda 1849 'Richard Polett' Violin generously on loan from Janet Holmes à Court AC and an Alfred Lamy bow generously on loan to ANAM from Emily Boutard
Harry's training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donor Gina Fairfax
Photo credit: Pia Johnson