Harry Bennetts, violin
The newest member of Ensemble Q, Sydney-born rising star violinist Harry Bennetts studied at the Australian National Academy of Music under Dr. Robin Wilson, and in the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra mentored by concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley.
After a series of success in national competitions, Harry was invited to perform as soloist with the Melbourne, Canberra, Willoughby, and Tasmanian Symphony orchestras. He has performed many solo and chamber recitals in concert halls that include the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, Ukaria Cultural Centre, Cologne Philharmonie and Berlin Philharmonie, as well as numerous Australian regional centres. His most recent concert performance was the Korngold violin concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Whilst still completing his studies, Harry was accepted into the international musicians seminar at Prussia cove in the class of Thomas Adès, and performed as an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO). He has participated in masterclasses and lessons with Pinchas Zuckerman, Boris Kuschnir, Midori Gotō, Christian Tetzlaff and members of the Belcea and Doric
"Bennetts' heartfelt and technically fantastic performance was met not only with a standing ovation at the end of the work, but with spontaneous applause and an ovation between the first and second movements, The audience was unable to resist showing its collective appreciation of his masterful cadenza work." Canberra Times