Brisbane-born violinist, Dale Barltrop, has served as Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2014 and First Violinist of the Australian String Quartet since 2016.
Dale began his professional career as Principal Second Violin of the St Paul Chamber Orchestra in the United States and was subsequently appointed Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for seven years. He has also appeared as Concertmaster of the Australian World Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle and as a guest with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Dale made his solo debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15 and furthered his studies in the United States at the University of Maryland and Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers have included William Preucil, Gerald Fischbach, Elizabeth Morgan, Marcia Cox and members of the Guarneri Quartet.
As an educator, he regularly works with students across Australia and has served on the faculties of the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Academy of Music.
Dale performs on a violin crafted by JB Guadagnini, Turin, 1784. It is on loan from the UKARIA Cultural Centre and was purchased through the generosity of Allan J Myers AO, Maria Myers AO and the Klein Family.