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Festival Artists

Festival Artists

Violin

Dimity Hall

Dimity Hall

Dimity Hall is supported by The Honourable Justice David North and Jane Seawright

Dimity Hall is well known to national and international audiences as a member of both theGoldner String Quartet and of the Australia Ensemble UNSW, with whom she hasperformed, toured and recorded extensively, to critical acclaim.Dimity made her solo debut with the Sydney Symphony in 2002 performing VaughanWilliams’ The Lark Ascending, later recording the work for ABC Classics. She has alsobeen soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra,Brisbane’s Camerata, amongst others. Recent solo performances include the BrahmsDouble Concerto (with husband, Julian Smiles) and the Beethoven Triple Concerto(together with Julian and pianist Piers Lane) with orchestras in Canberra and Sydney. 

After studies with Alice Waten in Sydney, Dimity graduated with a Bachelor of Music beforeundertaking postgraduate studies with Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam on a NetherlandsGovernment Scholarship. As a winner of the Concertgebouw’s Zilveren VriendenkransAward for young soloists, she performed in recitals throughout the Netherlands and as acasual member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for concert tours and recordings.Formerly Principal Second Violin of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, she has alsoappeared with them as guest Leader and with the Sydney Symphony as guest Principal.Dimity has performed as guest Concertmaster with the Australian Opera and BalletOrchestra and with the Adelaide and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. 

Dimity was a juror for the 2003 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, andhas coached young chamber musicians for Musica Viva, the Sydney Conservatorium,ANAM and the Australian Youth Orchestra. 

Dimity plays a Nicolo Gagliano violin, kindly on long-term loan from the Olding family.