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Alethea Coombe Alethea Coombe, Artlands 2023 at Regional Arts Australia

Alethea Coombe / Artlands 2023

Alethea Coombe grew up in Canberra, where she began her classical violin training with Barbara-Jane Gilby, before moving to Brisbane to complete her Bachelor of Music (Honours) with Michele Walsh at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She completed her Masters in Music (Research) with Dr Susan Collins at the University of Tasmania, where she explored the performance practice of violin works by contemporary Hungarian composer György Kurtág.

From 2021, she has undertaken independent study of the baroque violin with Julia Fredersdorff. Alethea has performed with internationally acclaimed ensembles ELISION, eighth blackbird and Ensemble Interface, and has performed at soundSCAPE (Italy), Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), the International Summer Course for New Music at Darmstadt (Germany) the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (Townsville), The Unconformity (Queenstown), Dark Mofo (Hobart) and MONA FOMA (Hobart and Launceston).

From 2022, Alethea joined the Artistic department of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; she has a diverse range of projects, including the first nationally shared orchestral program (Australian Conducting Academy) training Australia’s next generation of conductors