Glenn Christensen

Violin · principal 2nd violin

Born and raised in Mackay in the Australian state of Queensland, Glenn Christensen received his earliest musical training via the Suzuki method from the local teacher Diane Powell. He went on to study with Michele Walsh at the Queensland Conservatorium, part of the Griffith University in Brisbane, where he obtained his Bachelor of Music in 2014 with first class honours. As prize winner of the Conservatorium Medal, the Music Medal and the University Medal, he was the first ever to be awarded all three prizes. As early as 2009, he swept the board in the famous Kendall National Violin Competition and in 2014 he was finalist at the ABC Young Performer Awards.

Between 2014 and 2020, Glenn Christensen was a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and also held the positions of 1st Violin with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Concert Master with the Australian Youth Orchestra. In addition, he was also Guest Concert Master with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. As soloist, Glenn Christensen has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Orchestra Sydney. Since the end of 2020 he has been Leader of the 2nd Violins with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen.

Away from the musical stage, this young Australian is an avid runner, squash player and baker, and enjoys sampling the new and interesting food and drink that Germany has to offer.