Gregory McGarity studied in Sydney and completed a Graduate Diploma in performance at NSW State Conservatorium of music. He furthered his viola studies in Germany with Christian Euler and performed in over 500 concerts in 1995-8, including radio and television broadcasts as Soloist, Chamber Musician and in Symphony Orchestras playing throughout Europe. He has been Principal Violist for Junge Philharmonie Cologne, Kammerensemble Cologne, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Greg has also played several seasons with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Sydney.
Greg moved to Auckland in 2001 to take up his current position with the Auckland Philharmonia. Greg is also active in music education, composition and chamber music performance. His solo activities include: 2001 (Wellington) and 2005 (Newcastle) viola congresses; 2004 International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove, UK; 2004 lectured at the Sorbonne, Paris; 2007 Soloist with St. Matthews’ chamber orchestra; 2008-2009 major recital programs in Australia and NZ.
Greg’s hobbies include Jazz, short film making and Yoga.
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