Glenn Christensen

Violin · principal 2nd violin · assistant concertmaster

Born and raised in the Australian state of Queensland, Glenn Christensen is a much sought-after soloist, chamber musician and guest soloist, both internationally and at home. He has been Deputy Concertmaster and Principal Second Violin with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen since 2020. From 2012 to 2014, he was a permanent member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Principal First Violin in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He now regularly plays as guest Leader of the Second Violins with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and as Deputy Concertmaster of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Glenn Christensen has also performed several times as a soloist with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. His performances have been broadcast live on ABC Classic FM. Christensen has also received numerous awards. As a winner of the Conservatorium Medal, the Music Medal and the University Medal, he was also the first person to receive all three honours. He has also won prizes at the prestigious Kendall National Violin Competition and, as a member of the Lyrebird Trio, both the Audience Prize and the Piano Trio Prize at the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition. Christensen has performed at numerous international festivals including the Coriole Music Festival, the International Musician’s Seminar Prussia Cove, the Tidal Concerts and in 2018 he launched a successful annual festival in his home town – the Mackay Chamber Music Festival.