Listen to Chausson Poème performance in May 2018

Soloist William Hennessy with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Arranged for strings by Keith Crellin OAM.

With a career spanning four decades, William Hennessy has successfully pursued every path open to a professional violinist: soloist, chamber artist, symphonic musician and teacher and mentor of hundreds of students. The Australian 16th June, 2015
… lingering over expressive details and pouring into secondary passages the maturity and sensitivity of a lifetime’s musical endeavour. The Australian 16th June, 2015 - Beethoven Concerto Melbourne Recital Centre with MCO
Unpretentious to a fault, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra has thrived under the direction of distinguished string pedagogue William Hennessy The Australian 30th April, 2017
blistering elan and lyrical flair The Australian 30th April, 2017 - Halvorsen Duo with Christopher Moore
William Hennessy, for 30 years one of Australia’s leading violinists and musical educators… The Age - Arts & Culture - 18th May, 2006
…such purity and focus of sound that the music flashed like some finely cut jewel, dazzling in its brilliance. This was a performance fashioned by thorough craftsmanship, informed with a deep love of the score... Sydney Morning Herald July ‘83 - Beethoven Concerto with Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Sydney Opera House
William Hennessy is one of the finest musicians Australia has produced Musical America - October 1986
William Hennessy is clearly an energetic and discerning advocate of new music of high quality MusicWeb International April 2020.

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Click here to see a performance of William Hennessy playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in 1983.

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