Chris Howlett is a recent graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music where he completed his studies after extended periods of study in both Vienna with Howard Penny and in London with Richard Lester, principal cellist of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Chris has been described as “…one of Australia’s finest emerging talents” and has been a finalist and prize winner at a number of chamber music competitions including the prestigious Trio di Trieste International Competition. As a chamber musician he holds one of the busiest schedules in Melbourne performing regularly over 40 recitals a year around Australia and Europe.
Chris has performed as soloist, performing concerti with both symphonic and chamber orchestras in Milan, Rome, Paris, Estonia and Melbourne and has just returned from a 20-concert tour of China. In recital he performs regularly as part of the Melbourne Recital Centre Series program and has performed internationally in series in London and Dubai. In 2013 his solo schedule increases with solo recitals in Melbourne and Sydney along side the launch of his first solo album.
Chris is Festival Director of the Sanguine Estate Music Festival, Artistic Director of the 3MBS/Knox Recital Series, Vice Chairman of 3MBS and director of an international touring company that tours China regularly.
Chris performs on a Thomas Kennedy English Cello made in 1820 and would like to thank those who have so generously supported him in its purchase.