Henry Urbanavicius

Henry Urbanavicius

Tutti Cello

Henry Urbanavicius holds the position of Tutti Cello in the Opera Australia Orchestra, having first joined the Orchestra in 1972. Henry started his musical studies at the age of sixteen, and under the tutelage of John Painter, went on to complete a Performers Diploma DSCM Conservatorium at Sydney Conservatorium of Music Diploma of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (DSCM) Performance.

Henry plays an Australian cello made by Harry Vatiliotis in Sydney. In addition to the cello Henry plays the piano.

Fun fact: A great anecdote from Henry's time with the Orchestra happened during a performance of Simon Boccanegra.  During one of the scenes, a singer was reading a map by candle light when it caught fire. A hand appeared from behind a curtain and doused the flames with a glass of water!