Festival Artists

Drawing upon major international and Australian ensembles, including the Lyrebird Trio, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras - our Festival Artists are some of the world’s leading musicians.

Henry Justo is a violist hailing from Brisbane, currently living between continents studying with Volker Jacobsen at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, Germany. Justo's ability to bring out ‘the rich, earthy timbres of the viola’ has been described as stunning by Limelight Magazine. Recipient of the 2023 Freedman Fellowship, he will be curating a multimedia art installation project, comprising a major commission for viola by fellow Queenslander Cathy Milliken. Justo regularly shares the stage with groups including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Symphoniker Hamburg, and Ensemble Offspring, Apex and Reflektor. Cherished mentors have included Michele Walsh, Roger Benedict and Caroline Henbest. 

Henry plays on a 1785 viola by Felice Beretta of Como.