Evan Elsley

Evan Elsley brings a unique perspective to Violin pedagogy and research. He has many decades of experience as a strings examiner for Diplomas, auditions, scholarships, matriculation exams, eisteddfods and talent quests. He is well versed in adjudicating candidates representing a full range of talent, performance levels, teaching approaches and tertiary standards. He regularly co-examines with national Conservatorium and University professors.
Evan has taught tertiary Violin performance and teaching degrees. He has held Head of Strings positions at private schools in England and Australia. A non-selective teacher, his students have won millions of dollars in Violin awards, scholarships, prizes, and they have entered the profession at the highest level.
As a soloist, Evan has given world premieres, played for innumerable European and Arab royalty, world leaders and the famous. As a concertmaster, he has been booked for orchestral concerts, operas, stage shows, film orchestras, silent movie soundtracks, recording orchestras. He has led chamber groups, ensemble recordings, given regular TV and radio broadcasts. For many years, he was the resident Solo Violinist for iconic venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall, and Sydney Showboat. He has been the referred violinist for the Hilton Hotels. Evan has performed many 100’s of times yearly to large audiences, from auditoriums of 15,000 to millions on live tv.
Evan started learning the Violin at the late age of 11. Within two years he was accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, to study with the head professor of strings. He was then awarded a full tertiary scholarship at Sydney University’s music department. While still a student, he led the resident Sydney University String Quartet, and the department's orchestras. He followed this, with post graduate performance study of virtuosic solo repertoire, with the head violin professor at the PWSM Warsaw. (Chopin Conservatorium). The provenance of Evan's teachers, include direct links to virtuosi such as Wronski, Ysaye, Thibaud, Lasserson, Heifetz, Auer, Joachim, Wieniawski, Vieuxtemps, Hubay, Rode, Viotti. Evan has worked with many famous musicians, both in and outside of the classical music scene, with critical acclaim.
For more information about Evan's career, visit: www.violinlessons.com.au
Masterclasses, Diploma and scholarship preparation.

Rocky Point Rd
Ramsgate, NSW
30 Stone St
Launceston, TAS


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