Graeme Jennings (violin) studied in the USA and Australia. Formerly a member of the legendary Arditti String Quartet (1994-2005), he has toured widely throughout the world, made more than 70 CDs, given over 200 premieres, and received numerous accolades including the prestigious Siemens Prize (1999) and two Gramaphone awards. As a recitalist, Mr. Jennings has a wide repertoire ranging from Bach to Boulez and beyond. His main focus these days is on chamber music, as well as being an enthusiastic proponent of new music. He has worked with and been complimented on his interpretations by many of the leading composers of our time. After hearing him give the Australian premiere of his Partita in 1987, Lutoslawski described Graeme as an "inspired performer".

In recent seasons, he has given performances of Berg's Violin Concerto, and in 2003, the first Australian premiere of Ferneyhough's Terrain with the Elision Ensemble. Graeme now lives in San Francisco.

Graeme will be guest concertmaster for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's 2008 Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts concerts, including Living Toys and Dharma at Big Sur with conductor Jonathan Stockhammer.

[from program for October 20, 2008 concert]