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Courtenay Cleary

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.

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