Glenn Christensen


Glenn was born and raised in the regional Queensland town of Mackay, where he received his early music education through the Suzuki Method with local teacher Diane Powell. Glenn then studied with Michele Walsh at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music, First Class Honours. He was also the first person ever to be awarded the three highest prizes – the Conservatorium Medal, the Music Medal and the University Medal.

Glenn has been a full-time member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra since 2015. Prior to this appointment he held teh position of Principal First Violin in the Queensland Symphony Ochestra from 2012. He has also performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, was the Concertmaster of the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2012 and 2013 and was an Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist in 2012.

As a soloist, Glenn has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra on multiple occasions, incluidng an appearence as Guest Concertmaster, Director and Soloist for a regional Queensland tour. He has had performance broadcast live on ABC Clasic FM, was a finalist in the 2014 ABC Young Performer Awards, and in 2009 won every category in the prestigious Kendall National Violin Competition. Glenn is also the violinist in the Lyrebird Trio, which won both the audience choice prize and the Piano Trio prize in the 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition.

Glenn has also appeared at numerous festivals around Australia and in 2018 is the Artistic Director of the inaugural Mackay Chamber Music Festival.

Chair sponsored by Terry Campbell AO & Christine Campbell