Courtenay Cleary
Violin

Courtenay is fast becoming one of Australia’s brightest
young soloists, who burst onto the world stage with her solo
performance at Westminster Abbey for Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II, which was broadcast live on BBC television. She
has appeared as a soloist at other prestigious venues including
Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace, Colston Hall, The Regent Hall
and The Lincoln Center.
Courtenay recently graduated with a Master of Music degree
from The Juilliard School in New York where she studied with
violin Professor Naoko Tanaka. During her time at Juilliard, she
was awarded the M. & E. Cohen Scholarship and the Charles H.
Bechter Scholarship and was a finalist in the 2020 violin concerto
competition. She received her Bachelor of Music degree with first
class honours from the Royal Academy of Music in London where
she studied with Professor Maureen Smith.
She is a Tait Memorial Trust and ABRSM scholar, and was recently
awarded the Dame Joan Sutherland Award from the American
Australian Association and the Guy Parsons Award from the
Portland House and Australian Music Foundations.