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Sydney Opera House

Aubrey Murphy

Concertmaster

Aubrey Murphy

Background

Born, Dublin, Ireland. At the age of ten he was the first Irish student to enter the Yehudi Menuhin School. In 1983 he began his studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, under Franco Gulli and Henryk Kowalski. Aubrey has been guest leader with Scottish Chamber Orchestra and BBC Ulster Orchestra. Spent eight years with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Principal Violinist and regular guest leader, working with conductors such as Georg Solti, Bernard Haitink and Colin Davis. Founding member of the Soloists of the Royal Opera House, 1993. Founding member of the Utzon Ensemble 2002. In Sydney, regularly leads the Sydney Soloists. Awards include the Artists Diploma and Performers Certificate (Bloomington); and the Centenary Medal for services to music in Australia. Aubrey plays a rare 1853 Joseph Rocca violin. This is Aubrey's last season with Opera Australia as Concertmaster, after which he will be returning to Europe to explore new opportunities. Aubrey looks forward to returning to Opera Australia as Guest Concertmaster in the near future

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