Benjamin Greaves

  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music Performance (violin)
  • LMusA
  • AMusA
  • Australian National Academy of Music scholar
  • Westpac Scholarship recipient

Currently, vacancies exist for a small number of beginner students (6-8 years old) to commence violin lessons from Semester 2, 2022 in South Yarra, Melbourne.

Ben Greaves is the violinist of Collusion Music and Dance Ensemble and an experienced teacher. He assists each individual student to make a great start to their violin or viola studies. He assists students to perform and play with correct techniques to provide ease of playing and further success. Students will have have fun while developing great habits, in a creative lesson environment. Ben can assist students to enrol in AMEB, or other exam formats.

Ben has enjoyed a successful portfolio career as a chamber, orchestral, solo, recording musician, pedagog and producer, all while creating dynamic, brave and authentic intersections of art, music and dance with Collusion for 15 years. As violinist he has appeared onstage at Queensland Symphony, Camerata, Queensland Ballet, Circa, Opera Queensland and at the Adelaide Cabaret, Brisbane, Queensland Music, Sydney, Crossbows, Restrung, Australian Chamber Music, Soul Food, X, Tyalgum and Bangalow Festivals. He has recital broadcast for ABC Classics.

“When Greaves played ‘Irkanda’ as a solo I was in music heaven.” – Weekend Notes, Melbourne (2017).

With Collusion, he’s recorded and co-produced 5 CDs on both the MOVE and independent Collusion labels receiving National and International airplay. International studies were taken in the Czech Republic and Belgium along with studies at the Australian National Academy of Music under tutors such as Oleh Krysa and Rudolf Koelman. As an undergraduate he studied with acclaimed violinists Carmel Kaine and Mary Nemet, becoming a Westpac scholarship holder upon completion of studies. He is an alumni of several International Australian Youth Orchestra seasons.

Details last updated: February 3, 2023