Lachlan O'Donnell

Associate Artist 



Lachlan is a Sydney-based violinist/violist who regularly performs throughout Australia and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. Ensembles with which he appears on a regular basis include the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (as guest Associate Concertmaster)

As a soloist, Lachlan has appeared at major concert halls throughout Europe and Australia, performed live broadcasts for ABC Classic FM, 3MBS, WQXR New York and SRF2 Swiss radio, and has performed concerti with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and ACO Collective, the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s regional touring ensemble. He has appeared at major international festivals including the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), the Aldeburgh Festival (U.K.), Pisteur d’Etoiles (France), the Melbourne Festival, the Queensland Music Festival and the Musica Viva Chamber Music Festival (Australia). In 2017 he is performing solo works of J.S. Bach and H.I.F. Biber at festivals and concert venues throughout Europe as part of What Will Have Been, a production by the Australian contemporary circus company Circa.

A keen advocate of new music, Lachlan is a regular guest performer with Ensemble Offspring (Sydney) and Kupka’s Piano (Brisbane), and has worked closely as a soloist/chamber musician with leading composers including Pierre Boulez, Phillippe Manoury, Isabel Mundry, Brett Dean, Elena Kats-Chernin, Chris Dench and Anthony Pateras. He has a strong interest in music education, regularly conducting workshops at regional conservatoriums throughout the eastern states, and has guest-lectured in contemporary music and extended performance techniques at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Lachlan holds a B.Mus in Advanced Performance (Hon.) from Griffith University and a M.Phil from the University of Queensland.