Violist Phoebe Green is a versatile performer with a focus on twentieth-century, contemporary and exploratory repertoire. A passionate advocate of Australian composers with a unique voice, Phoebe is a regular figure in the new music scene in Melbourne. Phoebe has commissioned works for viola and other instruments from composers including James Rushford, Robert Davidson, Rae Howell, Wally Gunn and David Chisholm. In 2014 Phoebe performed with percussionist Leah Scholes as part of New Music Network’s Mini Series, a program celebrating works Phoebe has commissioned since 2005.
Phoebe is co-Artistic Director of Six Degrees, a mixed chamber ensemble that lives between post-war and the now. Phoebe is also a founding member of the contemporary string quartet Atticus and a core member of Melbourne collectives, Arcko Symphonic Project, 3 Shades Black and Sunwrae Ensemble. Phoebe has also performed with a number of Australian ensembles including ELISION, BOLT Ensemble, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Chamber Made Opera and Quiver.
Phoebe has studied with the renowned Australian contemporary violists, Patricia Pollett, Paul MacMillan and Marco van Pagee. In 2012 Phoebe was the recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart grant to study with the contemporary violists Garth Knox and Barbara Maurer.
Phoebe is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Griffith University in the field of Australian viola repertoire with Vanessa Tomlinson and Graeme Jennings.
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