Dimity Hall is well known to national and international audiences as a member of both the Australia Ensemble @UNSW and the Goldner String Quartet, with whom she has performed, toured and recorded extensively. Dimity’s outstanding performances as a guest artist with the Australia Ensemble from 1986 led to the creation of a seventh core position in 1992.
After studying with Alice Waten in Sydney, Dimity undertook postgraduate students with Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam on a Netherlands Government Scholarship, performing in recital and as a casual member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for concert, tours and recordings.
In Australia, Dimity has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra as Principal Second Violin, guest Leader and soloist, with the Sydney Symphony as guest Principal, and as guest Concertmaster with the Australian Opera and Ballet, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.
Dimity made her solo debut with the Sydney Symphony in 2002 performing Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, later recording the work for ABC Classics. She has been soloist with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Camerata of St John and in 2013 will perform the Brahms Double Concerto with the Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra and her husband, Julian Smiles.
Dimity was a juror for the 2003 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and coaches young chamber musicians through Musica Viva, the Sydney Conservatorium and Australian Youth Orchestra. In 2008 and again in 2012, she and Julian Smiles combined with contestants in the Chamber Music section of the Sydney International Piano Competition.