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COURTENAY CLEARY

concert violinist

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Courtenay is fast becoming one of Australia’s brightest young soloists, who burst onto the world stage with her solo performance at Westminster Abbey for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which was broadcast live on BBC television. She has appeared as a soloist at other prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace, Colston Hall and The Regent Hall. Courtenay is currently completing her masters degree at The Juilliard School in New York.

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Cleary’s playing of this extremely demanding and virtuoso piece was ravishing at time soaring like an aria , other times wistful ,shimmering and delicate. Her playing was finely nuanced balancing an imposing fullness of tone with feather like softness.
— Lynne Lancaster, Sydney Arts Guide