Virtuoso Profile

Adam Chalabi
Violin

Adam Chalabi is first violinist of the internationally renowned Tinalley String Quartet and Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Queensland


About Me

Adam Chalabi is first violinist of the internationally renowned Tinalley String Quartet, violinist of White Halo Ensemble and held the position of Concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria from 2009-2013 before moving into the position of Artistic Director from 2013-2014.

He has appeared as guest concertmaster with major Australian orchestras including the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and previously held the position of Head of Strings at the Australian National Academy of Music. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Queensland.

Adam has appeared at major international festivals including the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Perth International Festival and the Tasmanian, Coriole, Sanguine, Bangalow and Port Fairy Festivals. He has collaborated with artists such as Liwei Qin, Tasmin Little, Karin Schaupp, Piers Lane, Daniel De Borah and Paul Dean. He has also featured as guest leader of the Australian String Quartet and Ensemble Liaison.

Born in 1977 Adam Chalabi began his violin studies at the age of 4 with the Suzuki Method. He subsequently attended the junior department of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Purcell School of Music before completing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Maciej Rakowski.

In 2001 Adam won a position in the Zurich Chamber Orchestra 1st violin group and in 2004 was appointed to the position of Principal 2nd violin. In Switzerland he also worked as Principal 2nd violin in Camerata Bern and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and more recently as Guest Concertmaster of Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg in Austria and Suedwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim in Germany.

Adam has appeared as soloist with Orchestra Victoria and the Zuerich Chamber Orchestra in performances of Bach, Vivaldi and Schnittke Concerti and has given performances of Nielsen Violin Concerto in England and Sweden and the rarely performed Alban Berg Chamber Concerto.

Adam plays on an 1805 Joseph Panormo violin. He is also very grateful to have been supported by the Countess of Munster, Ian Fleming and Lawrence Atwell Charitable Foundations.

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