Christopher Cartlidge / viola

Australian String Quartet violist Christopher Cartlidge

Australian violist Christopher Cartlidge joined the ASQ in 2021, after ten years as a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra where he held the position of Associate Principal Viola. He regularly appears as a guest in orchestras across Australia and New Zealand and as a soloist, Christopher has appeared with both the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

Christopher studied on a full scholarship at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music where he studied with Josephine St Leon, and at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). During his studies, he was the recipient of several awards and accolades, including the University of Tasmania’s Director’s Prize, and inclusion on the University of Tasmania’s Dean’s Roll of Excellence. In 2015 he was a grand-finalist and multiple prize-winner in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.

Christopher plays a 1783 Guadagnini Viola, Turin