MusiciansLiam Freisberg

Liam Freisberg is a violinist currently in his second year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), under the tutelage of Sophie Rowell. Born into a family of string musicians, Liam was eager to play the violin and began learning with his mother Helena Muñoz Fernandez at the age of 3. Almost two decades later, Liam was selected as an Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist after touring Australia with them, and performed alongside the Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, and Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. Liam recently participated as a finalist in the Great Romantics Competition in the Elizabeth Murdoch Hall in the Melbourne Recital Centre and has performed in ensembles as part of Opera Australia and the Victorian Opera.

During his time at ANAM, Liam was awarded the 2023 Ursula Hoff Chamber Music Prize, and performed alongside the Australian String Quartet, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim, and Paavali Jumppanen, and has been mentored by the Flinders Quartet as part of the Melbourne-based Eureka Quartet.

Liam is also thrilled to have performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra for a decade and be the concertmaster of the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra for two years. Liam has enjoyed working numerous times as soloist with the Redlands Sinfonia Orchestra, performing works such as the Sibelius Violin Concerto and the Sinfonía Española by Lalo, after receiving the Redlands Sinfonia Scholarship. After touring regional Queensland with the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra performing the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Säens, Liam developed a passion for bringing classical music to the country. Recently, Liam performed the Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by Osvaldo Golijov in Elgee Park and has also made appearances in the Beleura House and Garden, and in Canberra at the Finnish Embassy.

Liam has previously studied with Dr. Robin Wilson, Michele Walsh, Simon Dobrenko, Natsuko Yoshimoto, and Adam Chalabi, and is looking forward to pursuing further studies overseas.

FROM: Birkdale, QLD. Lands of the Quandamooka people.

Liam is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors 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


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