Australian violinist, Dale Barltrop, has performed across North America, Europe and Australia. Appointed Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 2009, he has appeared as both soloist and director with the VSO. Prior to his appointment in Vancouver, Barltrop served for six years as Principal Second Violin of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Recently appointed Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Barltrop divides his time between Australia and Canada. He has also served as guest director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, ACO2 and the Camerata of St John’s chamber orchestra in Brisbane. Barltrop has performed at numerous music festivals across North America, including Mainly Mozart, Festival Mozaic, Music in the Vineyards, Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall, Tanglewood and the New York String Seminar. He was a grand prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and winner of the violin division of the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition.
Barltrop began his violin studies in Brisbane, Australia, made his solo debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15 and was concertmaster of both the Queensland and Australian Youth Orchestras for numerous years. He moved to the United States in 1998 to attend the University of Maryland and continued his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers have included William Preucil, Gerald Fischbach, the members of the Guarneri Quartet, Elizabeth Morgan and Marcia Cox.
Barltrop serves on the faculty of the VSO School of Music and the Vancouver Academy of Music. He has also taught at the University of British Columbia, National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, Australian National Academy of Music and Australian Youth Orchestra.