Meet The Concertmaster

Anastasia Hibbard

Anastasia began violin studies when she was 7, inspired by Hubay's 'Carmen Fantasy' and Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto.

She has been mentored by many great teachers such as Suzanne Borrett, Australia Ensemble guest artist Charmian Gadd, former Australia Ensemble violinist John Harding and Dr Evgeny Sorkin.

Her mother, who plays piano and her brother, who is a cellist, are also sources of inspiration and her favourite musical quote is from Beethoven: "To play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is inexcusable." 

Anastasia commenced her combined Bachelor of Music and Media Studies at UNSW in 2019 and this is her second year as Concertmaster of the UNSW Orchestra. She is also the Vice President of UNSW Orchestra on the Society of Orchestras and Piper Executive this year.

See Anastasia in concert, leading UNSW Orchestra on Tuesday 21 April at Vicissitudes in Sir John Clancy Auditorium.