Dr Michael O'Loghlin

  • B.A.
  • (Sydney)
  • PhD (U.Q.)

I was a member of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for thirty years, and have also performed with several orchestras and other professional ensembles in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. I studied cello at the Sydney Conservatorium with Cedric Ashton and Osric Fyfe, double bass in Vienna with Prof Hannes Auersperg, viola da gamba with José Vazquez, and Baroque Performance Practice in Salzburg with Prof Nikolaus Harnoncourt. I now teach privately and in schools. My former students occupy positions in at least four Australian professional orchestras, as well as some overseas orchestras. I'm an AMEB examiner for all stringed instruments. I've won (and lost) quite a few auditions, and sat on many audition panels for both QSO and QYO, where I'm a current auditioner. A PhD in musicology from UQ helps me to have a deep understanding of musical styles, and how to perform them appropriately and successfully.
Sorry I have no availability for beginners at the moment, except on viola da gamba. On other instruments, only intermediate or advanced students.

Details last updated: March 5, 2024