Virtuoso Profile

Francesca Hiew

Francesca is a member of the Australian String Quartet

About Me

A musician of diverse interests and influences, Francesca Hiew has maintained a multifaceted career. She is currently a member of the Australian String Quartet and was previously a full-time member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and a core member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

A former student and fellow of the Australian National Academy of Music, Francesca is passionate about fostering the future of chamber music. She enjoys teaching and coaching chamber ensembles, regularly tutoring for the Australian Youth Orchestra, Adelaide Youth Orchestra, the University of Adelaide and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Growing up as the second youngest of seven children in Brisbane, Francesca began learning the violin at the age of four at the Stoliarsky School of Music. Her primary teachers during her studies were William Hennessy, Michele Walsh, Emin Tagiev and Mark Lakirovich.

Francesca plays a 1748-49 Guadagnini Violin, Piacenza, generously on loan from UKARIA.

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