Australian violinist, violist, conductor, improviser and educator Graeme Jennings is a former member of the legendary Arditti String Quartet (1994–2005). He has toured widely throughout the world, made more than 80 CDs, given over 300 premieres and received numerous accolades, including the prestigious Siemens Prize (1999) and two Gramophone awards.
He is active as a soloist, chamber musician, ensemble leader and conductor, with his repertoire ranging from Bach to Boulez and beyond. He has worked with and been complimented on his interpretations by many of the leading composers of our time. Graeme is a member of Australia’s internationally acclaimed new music ensemble ELISION as well as the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Lunaire Collective and the Kurilpa String Quartet. He has also performed as Guest Concertmaster of the Adelaide and Melbourne symphony orchestras and as Guest Associate Concertmaster with the Sydney Symphony.
Having previously served on the faculties of Mills College, the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University, Graeme was appointed Senior Lecturer in violin and viola at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, in 2009.
His recent recording of Brian Ferneyhough’s Terrain with the ELISION Ensemble was released on the Kairos label to much critical acclaim. Also available on Kairos is his recording with Irvine Arditti of Luigi Nono’s Hay Que Caminos (Sognando).
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