Elsley Ensembles
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Evan Elsley's Profile

Violinist Evan Elsley is a University Violin Lecturer who has taught performance degree students and professionals. He is also an examiner of Performance Diplomas for the AMEB. Evan is a tertiary scholarship recipient who trained at the University of Sydney, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and at the State Conservatorium of Music in Warsaw, Poland. He has performed concertos, solo recitals and world premiers of major Australasian composers. His concert engagements have been for organizations such as Musica Viva, ABC, Sydney Festival, ISCM, Conservatoriums, Universities, Arts Councils and Music Clubs. He regularly performs at Sydney's major concert venues and tours. He has been a professional Violinist in both England and Australia and has often performed to live audiences up to 7,000 and on TV to 4 million people.


As a Soloist, Violinist-Conductor and Orchestral Leader he has led many Concert, Viennese, Salon, Dance, Recording Orchestras and Gypsy Bands. These have included repeat performances for HM The Queen & HRH Duke of Edinburgh, numerous Australian Prime Ministers, Foreign Governments and Heads of State (such as the British Prime Minister, the Japanese Cabinet), State Premiers, Governors, Consuls, Asian and Arab Royalty and Religious leaders. He has been a resident Violinist for the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Hilton Hotel, Melbourne Windsor Hotel, Landmark Hotel and the Sydney Showboat. He is regularly booked to perform for local and visiting businessmen like Murdochs, Packers, Singleton, Laws, celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Prescilla Presley to Elton John, society engagements for Lady Fairfax, Cointreux Ball, fashion launches (like Collette Dinnigan) to innumerable official Government functions.


His company has performed for product launches, film sound tracks, International Hotel events and live TV appearances. He has also led front acts for pop stars ranging from Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen to Midnight Oil and has been booked by other musicians and their promoters for their own entertainment. These have included the cast of Les Miserables, Moscow and Australian Ballet Companies, The Royal Amsterdam, Hunter, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. He has played in many stage musicals, New Year's Eve at the Opera House and performs for the Universities of NSW, Western Sydney & the Australian Vice Chancellors.


Recordings have been on the EMI, Festival, K Tel and Larrikin labels. Radio broadcasts have been for the ABC, FM Radio and Commercial stations such as 104.1 (2DayFM), 2MBS FM. TV credits range through Midday Shows, GMA, ABC music specials, current affair programs like Four Corners, "soaps" (including Neighbours), film appearances, TV episodes, pop videos, along with the visuals of many TV commercials for the Australian, American and Japanese tourist markets (clients such as Audi, Telegraph Mirror). Print appearances have included Vogue, Bulletin, Women's Weekly, Woman's Day to Qantas magazines and their "in flight" Australian music sound tracks.


In recent years his students have won nearly $500,000 in music awards (see www.violinlessons.com.au).


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