Recognised as one of the finest string teachers in Australia and an active recitalist and soloist in concerts and broadcasts Australia wide. Formerly violist in the much recorded Italian string ensemble I Solisti Veneti. Graduated from the University of Adelaide and winner of numerous awards, including a Churchill Fellowship, Patricia has studied with major international pedagogues including Peter Schidlof and Bruno Giuranna. Lectures in violin and viola. Research interests include Australian music for viola and Ensemble music of twentieth Century works. Formerly a member of Perihelion, Patricia is currently a member of the White Halo Ensemble.

Qualifications BMus Adel, ARCM (violin, viola)

Researcher biography

Associate Professor Patricia Pollett’s research interests include Australian music for viola and Ensemble music of twentieth Century works.

Patricia Pollett is one of Australia's leading string players. Formerly violist in the much recorded Italian string ensemble I Solisti Veneti, Patricia Pollett has studied with major international pedagogues including Peter Schidlof (Amadeus Quartet) and Bruno Giuranna (Berlin). A graduate of the University of Adelaide, Patricia has won numerous awards and competitions, including a Churchill Fellowship and an Australia Council International Study Grant. Always interested in new music for the viola, Patricia has commissioned and performed several new solo works by leading Australian composers, recorded several CDs, and is a founder member of the contemporary ensemble Perihelion. She was honoured for this work in 2004 with an APRA Australian Music Centre Classical Music Award for the Most Distinguished Contribution to the Presentation of Australian Composition by an Individual. She is in demand as a teacher, giving master classes for leading education institutions in Australia and overseas.

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