Grace Clifford, Violin
Grace Clifford is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s finest young violinists. At the age of 18 years old, Grace is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Music degree at Curtis Institute studying with Pamela Frank and Ida Kavafian and immediately prior with the late Joseph Silverstein.
From 2009 – 2014 Grace was in the Rising Stars program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music studying with Dr Robin Wilson who continues to be a mentor. During this time Grace was awarded several prizes at the highest international level and enjoyed many wonderful performance experiences in Australia culminating in winning the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year award in 2014.
Grace now performs with Australia’s leading orchestras and conductors with recent / future highlights including performances with the Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Melbourne Chamber, West Australia Symphony and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.
Following Grace’s recent performance of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with Adelaide Symphony, Limelight Magazine maintains that:
“Clifford’s depth of musical maturity is way beyond her years…apart from her musical refinement, is an incredibly talented musician who portrays an inner-calm of unusual quantity. She is also fortunate to have the ability to create refined, precise musicianship with a delightfully broad dynamic range, even on the high notes.” – Christopher Wainwright Dec 2016
Equally committed to chamber music, Grace is a regular guest with Selby and Friends and will return for a tour this season, and also looks forward to making her debut with the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.