MusiciansHarry Egerton

Harry Egerton is a violinist beginning his third year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2024 under the guidance of Sophie Rowell and Adam Chalabi. In 2023, Harry’s notable solo performances included Bartók’s Violin Concerto no. 2 with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and selections from Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. 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 that year, Harry was a finalist with 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 holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (QCGU) studying violin with Michele Walsh. During 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 December 2020, he performed as soloist with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy, conducted by Peter Luff. In February 2020, he traveled to North America, receiving lessons from several teachers including Patinka Kopec (Manhattan School of Music) and Joseph Lin (Julliard). With the Stanley Street Quartet, Harry received tuition at the 2020 McGill University Musical Chairs festival from musicians including Kim Kashkashian, André Roy, and Peter Wiley.

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


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