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Stephen King

Stephen King

Stephen King is a freelance viola player and the Director of Engagement and Learning with the Australian String Quartet, developing creative ways to take music beyond the concert hall and broaden engagement.

For the last decade Stephen was the violist of the Australian String Quartet and prior to that a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 9 years. This led to countless performances, tours, recordings, collaborations and festivals across Australia and the world. With the ASQ, Stephen has been integral in developing digital projects such as Square Circles VR, new Australian commissions and recordings, and innovative cross-artform collaborations. As the ACO’s education representative he played a major role in founding and building the Orchestra’s education and Emerging Artists programs.

Stephen holds a Doctorate in Chamber Music from the University of Maryland, having studied with the Emerson and Guarneri String Quartets. He was Associate Principal Viola of the Boston Philharmonic and has been guest principal of the Adelaide, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. Stephen teaches viola and chamber music at the Elder Conservatorium and AYO National Music Camps. As Director of Engagement and Learning with the ASQ he explores ways to give life to music beyond the concert hall.

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Matinee Concerts

Bliss

Elder Hall

Wed 19 Oct 2022

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Bliss

Along with moments that float like a feather on the breeze, Haydn’s concerto has a finale that make you want to kick up your heels!

Session Wed 19 Oct 2022, 11:30am

Rehearsals Unwrapped

Supersonic

Adelaide Town Hall

Wed 26 Oct 2022

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Supersonic

Let the ASO take you on a fun-filled guided tour of the music you know and love, in the company of charismatic conductor and host Guy Noble.

Session Wed 26 Oct 2022, 9:30am

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