Dimity Hall is privileged to enjoy an exciting career centred on her love of chamber music. As a member of both the Goldner String Quartet and of the Australia Ensemble @UNSW, she has participated in many highly acclaimed recordings, festival appearances and international tours.
In 2002, Dimity made her solo debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, performing Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, a work she went on to record for ABC Classics. She has since appeared as soloist in the SSO’s Masters Series, with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and with the Camerata of St Johns in Brisbane.
Dimity graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before completing two years of postgraduate study with Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam on a Netherlands government scholarship. (She is amongst a small number of his former students invited to contribute to a special publication on his teaching). During that time she toured and recorded as a casual member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under major conductors and performed in recital in the Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal as prizewinner of the coveted Zilveren Vriendenkrans Award.
She returned to Australia in 1989 as Principal Second Violin with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and has been that orchestra’s Guest Concertmaster and soloist on several occasions.
Dimity’s association with the Australia Ensemble began in 1986 with frequent guest appearances. Her outstanding contributions led to the creation of a seventh core position from 1992.
As a member of the Goldner String Quartet, she has undertaken many special projects, including the complete Beethoven Quartet Cycle for Musica Viva, a major retrospective of 20th century quartets, a national tour with didgeridoo artist William Barton, and several appearances at London’s Wigmore Hall and prestigious UK and European festivals.
Dimity was a member of the jury for the 2003 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. In recent years Dimity has appeared as Guest Concertmaster with the Melbourne and Adelaide symphony orchestras and with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
Dimity plays on a Nicolo Gagliano violin.