William Hennessy

My Students

Anne-Marie Johnson

Winner Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) 2013 Concerto Competition as soloist in Elgar Violin Concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and winner of the $40,000 Dorcas McClean Violin Competition as soloist with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 2014.


Cameron Hill

2006 winner of Symphony Australia’s Young Performer of the Year in Strawinsky Violin Concerto with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and 2005 winner of Dorcas McClean Violin Competition with Bartok 2nd Violin Concerto.


Lerida Delbridge

As member of TinAlley Quartet winner of 2007 Bamff International String Quartet Competition – Canada. Assistant Concertmaster Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 2015.


Justin Williams (viola)

As member of TinAlley Quartet winner of 2007 Bamff International String Quartet Competition – Canada Associate Principal Viola Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 2014.


TinAlley Quartet

Winner of the Grand Prize Australian Chamber Music Competition 2005


Elinor Levy

2nd Violin Australian String Quartet 1990 – 1997. Associate Concertmaster Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra since 1998. Leader of the Huon String Quartet since 2014.


Iona Tache

2nd Violinist of the Australian String Quartet 2013 – 2015


Edwina George

Townsville Concerto Competition winner 2012. Member of Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra since 2013.


Francesca Hiew

2nd Violinist of the Australian String Quartet since 2015. Member of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra from 2014 – Member or the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra from 2011.


Rachael Homburg

Violinist in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


Kate Sullivan

Member of Aurec Quartet and Member of West Australian Symphony Orchestra since 2015


Rebecca Chan

former member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and member of the Hamer Quartet which won the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition in 2009. Guest Principal 2nd Violinist with London Symphony Orchestra. Guest Director Melbourne Chamber Orchestra 2016.


Claire Sterling

Principal 2nd Violin English National Opera Orchestra. Former Principal 2nd violin Scottish Chamber Orchestra & former Concertmaster Australian Youth Orchestra


Erica Kennedy

Founder Leader of Flinders Quartet, Associate Principal Orchestra Victoria


Michael Brooks Reid

Member of the Hamer Quartet which won the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition in 2009.


Lucy Carrig

Principal 2nd Violin TSO


Shane Chen

Leader of the Flinders Quartet.
Has has appeared as soloist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.


Helen Ayres

Violinist Seraphim Trio and former member of the Flinders Quartet


Douglas Coghill

Violist Huon Quartet


Rohana Brown

Violinist Huon Quartet and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra


Anna O’Hagan

Violinist WASO – former Concertmaster AYO


Anna McMichael

Winner 1990 String Section of Symphony Australia’s Young Performer of the Year


Alexander Permezel

Violinst Adelaide Symphony Orchestra


Katherine Lukey

Appeared as soloist with QSO and MCO and has performed as concertmaster of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster of SSO and as a member of the ACO. Katherine is a core member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.


Merewyn Bramble

Violist of the Australian Octet and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra


Carla Hanna

Leader of Melbourne Youth Orchestra 2014 and Winner of Preston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition 2013 with 1st Movement of the Elgar Violin Concerto


Natasha Hannah

Winner Melbourne Youth Music Concerto Competition “Virtuosity 2014”


Natalia Harvey

Winner 2014 Canberra String Festival Open Violin Recital Section.


Courtney Cleary

Leader Bishop Orchestra AYO 2014
Member of Patronas Quartet, the only Australian quartet in the 2015 Melbourne Internatlonal Chamber Music Competition. Patronas Quartet was one of eight quartets selected from around the world. Won a major scholarship for study at the London Royal Academy of Music from 2015.