Adrian Keating

Adrian Keating

Tutti Violin

Adrian Keating holds the position of Tutti Violin in the Opera Australia Orchestra. Adrian Keating has worked with the Orchestra for over twenty-five years performing the roles of Tutti Violin, Principal Violin, Guest Concertmaster, Acting Deputy Concertmaster and Acting Principal of the 2nd Violins. In addition to his work with the Orchestra, Adrian is Director of the Sydney Lyric Orchestra and has written, arranged, recorded, performed, provided ensembles and led Orchestras for a wide variety of classical and contemporary artists including Jimmy Barnes, Al Jarreau, Bernadette Peters, Sir George Martin, Sir Cliff Richard and The Voice (Australia).

Adrian is Director of Strings at St Andrews Cathedral School, a regular tutor for The Sydney Youth Orchestra and teaches privately. He has presented seminars on improvisation at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music and specialises in assisting with audition preparation for professional Orchestras.

Fun fact: Adrian has a particular chair which he has used since he started with the Orchestra. A couple of colleagues decided, daily for as long as it took, to grind some height from the two front legs, gradually making them lower, enough that he wouldn't notice immediately that something was wrong. Eventually the evening came when Adrian sat on the chair and more or less, very slowly, he slid straight off.