#2016BIFEM

Phoebe Green

Viola

Phoebe Green, a violist and curator, is a regular figure in the new music scene in Melbourne. A passionate advocate of Australian composers with a unique voice, she focuses on twentieth-century and current and exploratory repertoire. Phoebe has commissioned numerous works for viola and other instruments from various composers, including James Rushford, Helen Gifford, Alistair Noble, Lisa Illean, Wally Gunn and David Chisholm.

As part of New Music Network’s 2014 Mini Series, Phoebe performed with percussionist Leah Scholes in a program celebrating works commissioned by Phoebe since 2005. She attended the 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany, and was awarded a Stipendienpreis for Interpretation. Phoebe returned to Darmstadt in 2016 and was also part of the Australian delegation to Classical:NEXT in Rotterdam.  In 2015 Phoebe performed solos with Arcko Symphonic Project and ASTRA, presented a solo recital at BIFEM to great acclaim, was guest artist in residence with the Amplified Elephants and had a baby. Phoebe recently released a recording with Leah Scholes of her 2009 commission, The Arrival, composed by David Chisholm.