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    McFarlane, Belinda

    She is an Australian violinist who took her studies at Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatorium and graduated in 1986 with First Class Honours.

     

    Also in 1986 he performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition where she was a State Finalist.  She followed this by relocating to Sydney in New South Wales in 1987 where she gave performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.  That same year she was became a Robert Stolz Scholarship finalist and led the Australian Youth Orchestra in a tour of Europe for their Grand Bicentennial.

     

    Within a few years she took the decision to move to London, England, and took lessons with Emanuel Hurwitz.  In 1991 she became a Second Violin with the London Symphony Orchestra.  She has taken part in countless performances on several recordings with them and has been very involved with their work in the community with their On Track programme and events such as Take A Bow.

     

    Some of the recordings she has appeared on include Music of Hope by the Tim Janis Ensemble, Classikhan by Chaka Khan, Gustav Holst: The Planets by the LSO, Fresh Aire 8 by Mannheim Steamroller and Corazon Herido by Isabel Pantoja.

     

    She also performs with the Fiorini piano trio, made up on London based Australian musicians, since 1996 who take their name from the Fiorini violin that she plays. They have regularly given performances to many venues in England.

     

    In 2011 she performed as a member of the Australian World Orchestra which brought leading Australian musicians together from numerous acclaimed international orchestras.  That same year she was a presenter at the University of Queensland’s StringPianoFest.

     

    Aside from her busy career a violinist she is also studying for her PhD with the University of Queensland.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.fiorini.co.uk/about.html
    2. http://lso.co.uk/page/3359/Interview-with-Belinda-McFarlane
    3. http://www.australianworldorchestra.com.au/?page_id=51
    4. http://www.ayo.com.au/content/belinda-mcfarlane/gjhneh
    5. http://www.uq.edu.au/music/content/forms/StringPianoFest--.pdf
    6. http://www.discogs.com/artist/Belinda+McFarlane
    7. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/belinda-mcfarlane-mn0001686159

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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