Born in 2002, Liam Freisberg comes from a passionate musical family, with his parents and older siblings all highly proficient string musicians. Liam began learning the violin at the age of three from his mother, Helena Munoz Fernandez, who is a violinist and teacher. In 2022, Liam is completing his third year at the Griffith Conservatorium of Music and commencing his first year of training with Dr Robin Wilson at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
Liam attended the Griffith Conservatorium for two years under the tutelage of Michele Walsh. During his time studying at Griffith, Liam was a prize-winner in the Matilda Jane Aplin Prize and Ronald Clifford Davis Prize. He also participated in many orchestral programs including the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Q tour, and more. Some notable works which Liam enjoyed performing were Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, Beethoven's Third Symphony, and Mahler's Fifth Symphony. During his time at Griffith, Liam has played with and learnt from Michele Walsh, Johannes Fritzsch, Graeme Jennings, György Déri, Daniel de Borah, Natsuko Yoshimoto, and Paul Dean.
Liam enjoys performing in many different settings and styles, ranging from jazz bands, orchestras, and string quartets. From the age of eight, Liam began his ten-year journey as part of the Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO), eventually playing as Concertmaster for the Queensland Youth Symphony (QYS) for two years. Liam also frequently engages with the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) programs, having participated in the 2019 International Tour and nine other AYO programs, including the National Music Camp (NMC), Young Symphonists, and AYO Seasons. As part of two international tours, Liam has performed in Germany, France, Holland, and China twice. These orchestras and programs have brought Liam invaluable friendships, lessons, and memories.
Liam also likes to occupy his time watching films, reading books, cooking, and listening to jazz and piano music.
FROM: Birkdale, QLD. Lands of the Quandamooka people.
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