violin talent Evan ElsleyViolin talent

Evan is a

  • University Violin teacher
  • Diploma Examiner
  • Eisteddfod Adjudicator
  • Internationally experienced Director of Strings
  • Celebrated Performer on TV, Recordings, Radio, Concerts
  • Specialist in talent research and development
  • Director of Elsley Ensembles P/L


Student News from 2018, 2019 and 2020 (Quiet activity year)

Evan teaches his competition winning students the most demanding technical works ever written for the Violin. This includes virtuosic works by Paganini, Wieniawski, Ernst, Ysaye, Tchaikowsky, Milstein, Bach, Bruch, Vieuxtemps.

Evan teaches from his Sydney Violin studio and on Skype or Zoom. All results come from the teaching of Evan's original research and students practicing with knowledge.


  • 14 year old LMusA (Award with Distinction)
  • 14 year old LMusA (Award)
  • 16 year old LMusA (Award) The AMEB LMusA award is their most difficult performance exam, it has a national 'success rate of around 10% of candidates.' Wikipedia
  • Finalist in the 2020 Kendall National Violin Competition. Competition amongst the best known teachers and Music Conservatoriums in Australia
  • Distinguished Achiever HSC Music Extension 3 100%
  • Early entry Sydney Conservatorium degree course
  • City of Sydney 1st Prize Wenkart Foundation
  • City of Sydney 2nd Prize Alf and Pearl Memorial Instrumental award
  • City of Sydney 3rd Place Open Age Sonata
  • St George Eisteddfod Championship award and multiple First prizes
  • Wollongong Eisteddfod the Jan Baxter Prize
  • Wollongong Eisteddfod Ist for Classical/Romantic Solo.  Competition included a Juilliard student.
  • Music scholarship awards to Sydney Grammar School
  • Newington College
  • Meriden
  • Macarthur Anglican
  • PLC Croydon
  • Offer to Broughton
  • HSC Band 6's for Music 2 and Music 3
  • UNSW B Mus successful entry audition and coursework
  • Professional Solo club bookings with G'DAY HOLLYWOOD
  • Five AMEB Certificate of Performance High Distinctions and four Certificate of Performance Honour awards
  • First Prize, London Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition
  • 2nd Stage finalist KPO Concerto Competition
  • Australian Youth Orchestra camp
  • Sydney Youth Orchestra Leader
  • Members SYO Flagship
  • Members 2019 NSW Schools Spectacular orchestra
  • Leader Newington College tour to Spain and Portugal
  • Northern suburbs Eisteddfod, multiple Firsts





  • Newington College - Music Scholarship Multiple Recipients
  • Sydney Grammar - Music Scholarship Multiple Recipient and offers
  • SCECGS Redlands - Music Scholarship Recipient
  • Meridan - Music Scholarship Recipient
  • PLC Pymble - Music Scholarship Recipient
  • St Catherine (Waverley) - Music Scholarship Recipients
  • Waverley College - Music Scholarship Recipients
  • The Kings School (Parramatta) - Music Scholarship Recipient
  • Trinity Grammar - Music Scholarship offers
  • MLC - Music Scholarship offers
  • PLC (Croydon) - Music Schoarship Recipients
  • Macarthur Anglican School - Music Scholarship Multiple Recipients
  • Broughton - Music Scholarship offer
  • Kambala - Music Scholarship Recipients
  • Frensham - Music Scholarship Recipients
  • Newtown Performing Arts High School - Multiple placements
  • Sydney Conservatorium High School - Multiple placements
  • Australian Youth Orchestra Camp - Placement
  • Sydney Youth Orchestra - Multiple Awards and Leader positions
  • NSW Premiers Award for Music
  • Sydney Eisteddfod - Cash prizes Multiple Recipients
  • Wollongong Eisteddfod - Multiple First places and Grand Award
  • St George Eisteddfod - Cash prizes Multiple Recipients and Firsts
  • KPO Concerto Competition- Placements
  • Talent Quests - Cash prizes Multiple Recipients