Cartlidge succeeds Stephen King within the function, who performed with the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) from 2012 to 2021. King continues to be concerned with the ASQ in his place as its Director of Studying and Engagement.
Having studied on a full scholarship on the Australian Nationwide Academy of Music and the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, Cartlidge was the recipient of many awards together with College of Tasmania’s Director’s Prize and Dean’s Roll of Excellence.
He’s a founding member of the Melbourne Ensemble and was a grand-finalist and a number of prize-winner within the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Younger Performers Awards.
In 2011, he grew to become a full-time member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), and in 2019, was appointed Affiliate Principal Viola. Solo appearances included these with the MSO and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO).
The opposite members of the ASQ embody violinists Dale Barltrop and Francesca Hiew, and cellist Michael Dahlenburg. The ensemble performs on a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini devices, on mortgage solely from UKARIA.
“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of the ASQ as its new violist,” stated Cartlidge. “For me, this can be a new frontier to be explored: to precise myself in new methods; to be a greater musician; violist; and communicator. I can’t wait to see what the longer term holds.”
“Dale Barltrop and I met about ten years in the past and have been working carefully collectively as a part of the MSO for a few years now,” Cartlidge advised Limelight Magazine. “I’ve additionally been mates with Francesca Hiew and Michael Dahlenburg for a few years and all 4 of us have performed a number of chamber music collectively over time in numerous settings and numerous locations.
“As for my journey with the ASQ, it began with a shock cellphone name from Francesca inviting me to come back and work as a visitor violist with the quartet and it has developed from there.”
“Michael, Dale and I are extraordinarily excited to welcome Christopher as our new violist!” Hiew enthused. “Chris is an distinctive musician and pricey good friend who all of us have had the privilege of working alongside in numerous ensembles for over a decade.”
“Chris’s time as visitor violist with the ASQ originally of the yr revealed a pure musical affinity that we look ahead to sharing with our audiences around the globe.”
“We’re excited for Chris to be becoming a member of the celebrated ASQ in his new function. Whereas we’re unhappy that he’s leaving the MSO household after 10 years with us, we proceed to work carefully with ASQ and know we’ll see Chris on our stage every now and then sooner or later,” stated Sophie Galaise, Managing Director of the MSO.