Graeme Norris is Principal 1st Violin of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. He has previously held the positions of Associate Concertmaster with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Sub-Principal 2nd Violin with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), often returning to the MPO to play as a Guest Principal. He has also performed as Guest Principal with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Melbourne, Graeme graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts and spent two years on full scholarship at the Australian National Academy of Music. His principal teachers were Alice Waten and Julian Quirit.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Graeme has performed in Australia, New Zealand and throughout much of Asia. He has directed ensembles in the Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals and appeared as soloist with the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Chamber Players.
Graeme lectures at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University and has previously taught at the University of Western Australia, The Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide and as a faculty member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO).
Outside of music, Graeme enjoys travel and photography, and is always on the lookout for a good coffee.
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Melbourne String Ensemble acknowledges the Wurundjeri, Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, upon whose Country we are based and recognises their continuing connections to community, culture and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.