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
..a mighty showing.. Melbourne Herald Feb ’87 - Brahms Concerto with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
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
The links between the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and the Australian National Academy of Music run deep, not least on account of the prominent role played in each by string pedagogue and mentor William Hennessy Eamonn Kelly – The Australian 9th June, 2014
William Hennessy is one of the finest musicians Australia has produced Musical America - October 1986

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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