"Simone Slattery and her infinitely expressive violin" - Elizabeth Silsbury, The Advertiser

Simone Slattery 


Australian violinist Simone Slattery is one of the country’s most versatile young musicians and performers, with a passion for music from a wide range of eras. Her performances nationally and internationally, on both modern and baroque violin, have received critical acclaim.

Simone has appeared as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout Australia and overseas, and regularly performs with ensembles including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Antipodies, the Australian Haydn Ensemble, Ironwood Ensemble, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and the Bowerbird Ensemble, which she co-founded in 2013.

Simone began her formal violin studies at the University of Adelaide Elder Conservatorium of Music, before moving to Melbourne to study at the prestigious Australian National Academy of Music. Simone has attended summer schools and mentorships in Australia, Canada, America and Europe.

In 2012 she undertook a residency at the Banff Centre in Canada, and from 2011 to 2014 was a Britten-Pears Young Artist. She is the recipient of awards from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, the Thomas Elder Overseas Fund, the Australian String Quartet and the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Simone is an Australian Post-graduate Award recipient, undertaking PhD studies at the University of Adelaide, where she is creating editions and recordings of the little known violin works of Ernest Bloch. 

Listen to Simone discussing Where Song Began on ABC Radio National here, and her mother Maggie readng a poem that was inspired by Tim Low's book Where Song Began here.