Nadia Barrow has delighted in performance opportunities that have taken her throughout the USA, Australia, France and New Zealand, appearing on some of the world’s great stages such as Carnegie Hall.
Nadia achieved her Bachelor of Music, with Distinction and the Robert S. Alva Memorial Award having achieved best overall results, at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2020. She had the privilege and joy of studying under internationally acclaimed cellists György Déri, Trish O’Brien, Molly Kadarauch, and Meta Weiss. Recipient of the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, the Nora Baird Audition Bursary, and the George Alexander Foundation Scholarship, Nadia was winner of the Piatti Prize and Ross Peters 4MBS Chamber Music Prize. Nadia took great joy in leading the cello sections of the Conservatorium Symphony and Opera Orchestra, and performed the Lalo Cello Concerto in the 2020 Concerto Festival.
Nadia is a founding member of the Artamidae String Quartet, an ambitious, award-winning ensemble who have been invited to festivals across Australia and New Zealand, including residencies at Bendigo and Peninsula Chamber Music Festivals, performance for Twilight Classics in Adelaide, Tempo Rubato and the 2023 3MBS marathon. Artamidae performed alongside ASQ and Marmen Quartets at the ANAM Quartetthaus season at Melbourne Museum and toured Project Ludwig with ASQ in 2023.
Whist at ANAM, Nadia has performed as principal cellist to the ANAM Orchestra for various Mostly Mozart programs and residencies, was associate principal alongside ACO’S Timo-Veikko Valve in 2022 and 2023, and has been awarded the Gwen Nisbet Encouragement Award (2022) and ANAMobbligato Chamber Music Prize (2021). In 2023, Nadia was selected to perform as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, nominated for the Freedman Fellowship and chosen to perform with the Gewandhaus Orchestra at Ukaria.
Nadia has loved shaking up her musical adventures with performances alongside her beloved Melbourne Tango Orchestra and tango quartet Mosaicas. Nadia is really excited to move to Sydney to commence the Opera Australia Fellowship.