Adrian Keating holds the position of Tutti 1st Violin in the Opera Australia Orchestra. Adrian Keating has worked with the Orchestra for over thirty years, performing the roles of Guest Concertmaster, Acting Deputy Concertmaster and Acting Principal of the 2nd Violins. Adrian held the position of Principal 1st Violinist for 25 years.
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, The Voice (Australia), Paris Opera Ballet (2007 / 2013), Jose Carreras, Tina Arena, Opera in the Vineyards (2007-12) & the Richard Bonynge CD Rosalinde.
Adrian has released 2 Blues CDs & a DVD with colleague Geoff Achison from Melbourne, and runs the music venue, Music @ StreetMarket in Crows Nest, Sydney.
Adrian teaches Violin/Viola at St Andrews Cathedral School, donates time regularly to youth groups & 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.