Dale Barltrop

Dale Barltrop, violin (Brisbane, Australia), has been the first violinist of the Australian String Quartet since 2016. He also served as Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for ten years. Dale began his professional career as principal second violin of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the United States and was subsequently appointed concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for seven years. He has also appeared as concertmaster of the Australian World Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle and as guest director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland-based chamber orchestra, Camerata. Dale has performed at numerous North American music festivals including Mainly Mozart, Music in the Vineyards, Festival Mozaic, Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall, and Tanglewood. He was a grand prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Dale has taught for the Australian Youth Orchestra and Australian National Academy of Music and served on the faculties of the Vancouver Academy of Music, VSO School of Music, University of British Columbia, and National Orchestral Institute in Maryland. Having studied with Marcia Cox and Elizabeth Morgan in Brisbane, he then moved to the US to attend the University of Maryland as a student of Gerald Fischbach and the Guarneri Quartet. He continued his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under William Preucil. Dale performs on a violin crafted by JB Guadagnini, Turin, 1784. It is on loan from the Ukaria Cultural Centre and was purchased through the generosity of Allan J Myers AO, Maria Myers AO and the Klein Family.