Doretta Balkizias

Doretta Balkizas, violin (Sydney, Australia), has performed at the 2013 Musicaviva Summer Festival as an AYO Chamber musician working with Brandon Vamos of the Pacifica Quartet. She has also worked with Zakhar Brohn, Peter Wispelwey, Robert Masters, Julian Rachlin, the Goldner String Quartet, and the Dali Trio. She has performed in England and France with the Sydney-based Feurig Trio, and with the Volta ensemble, Alaska Projects, and Sydney Chamber Opera Company, with which she has been principal violinist since 2010. Doretta has performed as soloist with the Nanning Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra, and Shanghai Youth Orchestra. A first prizewinner of the 2012 Sydney Conservatorium Competition, Doretta graduated from MLC School (Burwood) and currently is pursuing a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Alice Waten. Doretta is currently an Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist.