Violinist Warwick Adeney will leave following his final concert with the orchestra in February 2023


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Warwick Adeney

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Australian violinist Warwick Adeney will leave his concertmaster post at the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) after 22 years in the role. His final concert will be in February 2023 under the orchestra’s new chief conductor Umberto Clerici.

The Queensland-raised violinist graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium in 1984, where he studied under Dr Anthony Doheny. He consequently joined the Queensland Theatre Orchestra and became its concertmaster in 1989. Following an amalgamation of Queensland orchestras in 2001, Adeney became the QSO’s concertmaster.

About his time in the orchestra, Adeney said ‘I feel such gratitude for the experience of being in an excellent orchestra, one that communicates such a deep and positive culture for our community, and I encourage all Queenslanders to hold on to its heritage and cherish this top-class keeper of classical tradition.’

QSO Chief Executive Yarmila Alfonzetti said about Adeney, ‘Warwick’s commitment to the orchestra, and to our audiences far and wide has been outstanding.’

Upon leaving the orchestra, Adeney will concentrate on teaching and music making across the community. Newly appointed co-concertmaster Natsuko Yoshimoto will lead the orchestra during the organisation’s search for another leader.