Adele Anthony began playing the violin at the age of 2 1/2 in Tasmania. She studied with Beryl Kimber as an Elder Conservatorium Scholar at the University of Adelaide until 1987, and has attended the Aspen Music Festival several times as a Staling Fellow. At New York’s famed Juilliard School, Miss Anthony worked with three eminent teachers: Dorothy DeLay, Felix Falimir and Hyo Kang. She was also the recipient of the School’s Staring Foundation, Dorothy DeLay, Lincoln Center and Fritz Kreisler Scholarships.
At 13, Adele Anthony was the youngest winner of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition, performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra; the prize also included a live national telecast of the Tchaikovsky Concerto. In 1990, she was invited by the National Arts Club in New York City to perform at the presentation of its Medal of Honor to Zubin Mehta. Miss Anthony has been the recipient of awards from The Australia Council, the South Australian Government and The Queen’s Trust. She was the winner of the 1992 Aspen Music Festival Walton Competition, and subsequently performed the concerto at the Festival. She won Second Prize of the “Grand Prix Jacques Thibaud” at the 1993 Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition in Paris and was a prize winner at the 1994 Hannover International Violin Competition.
Adele Anthony is also an active recording artist, whose artistry is represented on several important CDs. In the spring of 2000, Naxos released her recording of the Philip Glass Violin Concerto (8.554568) with Takuo Yuasa and the Ulster Orchestra, which followed that label’s earlier release of an all-Schubert album (8.554148). During the summer of 1999, her recording of Arvo Pärt’s Tabular Rasa with Gil Shaham, Neeme Järvi and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra was issued on Deutsche Grammophon, quickly followed by her Centaur recording of the Nielsen Violin Concerto with Dori Matson and the New York Scandia Symphony. She has also recorded Paganini’s Concerto No.1 for ABC Classics Polygram, and the Faure Sonata no.1 from the 1993 Long-Thibaud Competition was released on the REM label.