Festival Artists

Drawing upon major international and Australian ensembles, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Lyrebird Trio and each of the major Australian symphony orchestras, our Festival Artists are among Australia's leading musicians.

Glenn was born and raised in the regional Queensland town of Mackay, where he received his early music education through the Suzuki Method with local teacher Diane Powell. Glenn then studied with Michele Walsh at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music, First Class Honours. He was also the first person ever to be awarded the three highest prizes – the Conservatorium Medal, the Music Medal and the University Medal.

Glenn has been a full-time member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra since 2015. Prior to this appointment he held the position of Principal First Violin in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra from 2012. He has also appeared as Guest Principal with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, was the Concertmaster of the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2012 and 2013 and was an Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist in 2012. In the second half of 2020, Glenn will make a big move to Germany and take up the position of Principal 2nd Violin with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

As a soloist, Glenn has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on multiple occasions, and in 2020 he performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. He has had performance broadcast live on ABC Classic FM, was a finalist in the 2014 ABC Young Performer Awards, and in 2009 won every category in the prestigious Kendall National Violin Competition. Glenn is also the violinist in the Lyrebird Trio, which won both the audience choice prize and the Piano Trio prize in the 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition.

Glenn has appeared at festivals and masterclasses around Australia and internationally, such as the Musica Viva Festival, Bangalow Festival, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Tyalgum Festival and the International Musician’s Seminar, Prussia Cove. In 2018, with a lot of help from his friends and family, Glenn started the annual Mackay Chamber Music Festival, which will be celebrating its 3rd year in July, 2020.