Annabelle TravesNew violinist with André Rieu per December 2022 (MECC)
From her website:Annabelle Traves is recognised as one of Australia's most prominent concert violinists, appearing internationally as an award winning soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster. Based in Munich, Annabelle is studying currently under Professor Linus Roth and previously with Professor Barnabas Kelemen, Associate Professor Alice Waten, Michele Walsh and Emin Tagiev.Annabelle has performed as both soloist and concertmaster in renowned concert halls around the world including Carnegie Hall, Het Concertgebouw, Kurhaus Wiesbaden and the Sydney Opera House.As primo violino of the Donnerstag Quartet (now disbanded), her quartet has also performed to standing ovations in venues across France, Italy and Germany.She has enjoyed appearing as guest chamber ensemble member in the 6th and 7th edition of Eggenfelden Klassisch Festival alongside names such as Veronika Eberle, Brannon Cho and Thomas Reif, and in London as a sold out artist in the Fidelio Cafe's concert series.Annabelle is also a regular guest artist at the Australian High Commission, London, where she was honoured to perform at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in 2021.She was first prize winner of the Llangollen International Violin Competition, a top scoring finalist in the NOMEA International Violin Competition, and a competitor in the VI Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition. Annabelle this year was signed with KNS Classical as a soloist and recording artist and looks forward to releasing her first album in 2023.Annabelle has performed in masterclasses with Anne Sophie Mutter and Maxim Vengerov, and as a passionate chamber musician, has also studied under Gunter Pichler, Eberhard Feltz, Niklas Schmidt and Oliver Wille.In addition to her classical music endeavours, Annabelle also enjoys exploring other genres of music which has led to touring and performing alongside the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble and Delta Goodrem.Aside from her music, Annabelle is also passionate about academics and societal issues . She was multiple scholarship recipient at the University of Sydney, attained a place on the Dean's List of Excellence in Academic Performance, and received the University Medal for Undergraduate Leadership from the University of Sydney.Annabelle performs on a 1784 Gagliano.