Justin Williams – Viola

Justin was born and raised in Albury, NSW, and currently resides in Sydney with his wife, violinist Lerida Delbridge, where he performs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the position of Assistant Principal Viola. Prior to this Justin was a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra viola section, with which he appeared as Acting Associate Principal Viola from 2011 to mid-2012.  He is a core player of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra with which he has appeared as soloist, and is currently an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne.

A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Justin holds a Master of Music Performance degree attained under the tutelage of William Hennessy, Caroline Henbest and Brett Dean, and as a member of TSQ has had the privilege of studying with many of the world’s pre-eminent chamber musicians, including members of the original Australian String Quartet; as well as St Lawrence; Tokyo; Emerson; Schoenberg; Keller; and Takacs quartets.

A founding member of Tinalley, Justin has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe and North America, and has enjoyed performing in some of the world’s renowned concert halls, including Vienna’s Musikverein; Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Berlin’s Konzerthaus; the Alte Oper in Frankfurt; Musee d’Orsay, Paris; Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Recital Centre.

In addition to his position with SSO and his performances with the Tinalley String Quartet, Justin has taught at Monash University, Australian National Academy of Music, AYO’s National Music Camp; and most recently at the Auckland String Quartet Summer School.

Justin plays on an early 18th Century viola formerly owned by good friend and mentor, Henk Guittart.