MusiciansHarry Ward

Harry is an accomplished violinist, already in demand as a soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician for performances in Australia and internationally. Solo appearances include with the Xiamen Philharmonic, Hangzhou Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. An avid chamber musician, Harry is a founding member of the Rathdowne Quartet and has performed alongside members of the Emerson, Michelangelo, Ehnes, Australian string quartets and in concert with the late Joseph Silverstein. In 2017, Harry was invited to perform at the Rome Chamber Music Festival which included performances with Edgar Meyer, playing Meyer’s string quintet and performances with members of the Venice Baroque Orchestra.

In 2019, Harry performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra as part of their Emerging Artists programme where he worked closely with Helena Rathbone. For 2020-21, Harry is honoured to be selected as a Futuremaker with Musica Viva where he will participate in a series of ‘intensives’ across the two-year program, receiving strategic mentoring from leading artists, directors, consultants and representatives from a diverse array of artistic and professional sectors.

Harry has won many prizes in various competitions, including winner of the Australian National Youth Concerto Competition, the award for Best Performance of New Zealand Commissioned Work at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition and as a finalist in the ABC Young Performers Awards and 11th International Competition of Young Violinists in Honor of K. LipiƄski and H. Wieniawski.

Harry is currently studying with Dr Robin Wilson at ANAM. He previously studied with Professor Boris Kuschnir at the Kunstuniversität Graz and Amy Schwartz-Moretti at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. Harry grew up in Sydney where he studied with Professor Peter Zhang and Professor Alice Waten at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Harry plays a 1780 Pietro Antonio Landolfi violin, kindly on loan from an anonymous benefactor.


READ Harry's thoughts on why music education matters in this CutCommon interview.


Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Meredith Baldwin & the late John Baldwin, Pamela Dingle, Malcolm Dingle, Stuart Kollmorgen OAM & Rodrigo Oliveira, Igor & Jenny Zambelli, Anne & Greg Sewell, Jan Grant, Roy Masters AM, Barry & Joan Miskin, the late Rob Piaggio, Robert Whitehead, Jan Williams, Peter & Jane Phillips

Photo and video by Pia Johnson

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