Born in 2002, Liam Freisberg comes from a passionate musical family; his parents and older siblings are 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 the Ronald Clifford Davis Prize. He also participated in orchestral programs including the Griffith Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, and the Ensemble Q tour. Some notable works which Liam enjoyed performing were Strauss' Ein Heldenleben, Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, and Mahler's Symphony No. 5. During his time at Griffith, Liam has performed with and been tutored by Michele Walsh, Johannes Fritzsch, Graeme Jennings, György Déri, Daniel de Borah, Natsuko Yoshimoto, and Paul Dean.
Liam enjoys performing in diverse settings and styles, ranging from jazz bands, orchestras, and string quartets. At 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 engages with the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) programs, having participated in the 2019 International Tour and nine other programs, including the National Music Camp (NMC), Young Symphonists, and AYO Seasons. As part of 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.
Liam’s training at ANAM issupported by ANAM Syndicate donors Stuart Kollmorgen OAM and Valrie Kollmorgen, Barry and Joan Miskin, Ian Greer, Robert Hook
Liam plays a Filippo Fasser violin and a Claude Thomassin violin bow, generously on loan to ANAM from Jannie Brown
Photo credit: Pia Johnson