Faculty Adam Chalabi

Resident Faculty, Head Of Violin

Adam Chalabi holds the position of Associate Professor at the School of Music at the University of Queensland. He is first violinist of the internationally renowned Tinalley String Quartet and held the position of Concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria from 2009-2014 before assuming the Artistic Directorship of the company from 2013-2014. He has appeared as guest concertmaster with major Australian orchestras including the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and has previously been a faculty member at the Australian National Academy of Music.

Born in 1977 Adam Chalabi began his violin studies at the age of 4 with the Suzuki Method. His early teachers were Alison Apley and Felicity Lipman. He subsequently attended the junior department of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Purcell School of Music before completing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Maciej Rakowski.

In 2001 Adam won a position in the Zürich Chamber Orchestra 1st violin group and in 2004 was appointed to Principal 2nd violin. In Switzerland he also worked as Principal 2nd violin in Camerata Bern and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and more recently as Guest Concertmaster of Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg in Austria and Suedwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim in Germany.

Adam has appeared as soloist with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra playing Barber Violin Concerto and the Zürich Chamber Orchestra in performances of Bach, Vivaldi, and Schnittke Concerti. He has given performances of Nielsen Violin Concerto in England and Sweden and the rarely performed Alban Berg Chamber Concerto. He has recorded numerous acclaimed CDs for the Decca, ABC Classics and Capriccio labels with Tinalley String Quartet, UQ Chamber Players and Linos Ensemble.

Adam plays on an 1805 Joseph Panormo violin. He is also very grateful to have been supported by the Countess of Munster, Ian Fleming, and Lawrence Atwell Charitable Foundations.

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