Fremantle Chamber Orchestra proudly presents 13-year-old Perth-based violin prodigy Ellie Malonzo and the world premiere of her composition - Concerto for two violins in G Minor with Paul Wright, with performances in Fremantle and Menora this weekend.
This is a chance to see one of the world’s leading upcoming violinists as she takes another remarkable step towards an extraordinary solo career. In 2023 alone, Ellie was awarded 1st Prize in the acclaimed Caneres International Music Competition, resulting in an invitation to compete in the Grand Finale live in Vienna, and was awarded the overall 1st prize for strings in the Brisbane International Youth Music Competition.
Ellie has also been invited to perform at the DiMenna Centre in New York after winning the International Youth Music Competition in 2022. She was awarded 1st prize in the Composition International Youth Music Competition, being invited to the 2023 winner’s recital in New York.
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Ellie commenced her violin studies aged 5 and is fortunate to be studying under Winthrop Professor Paul Wright.
Having made her solo and concerto debut as a soloist with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra under conductor John Keene in October 2022, Ellie became the youngest soloist to have performed with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. She was also invited to perform at the Christmas Wish Fundraiser for Ukraine, where she performed solo Bach and Lysenko’s Romance.
At the age of 10, Ellie was awarded an A+ (high distinction) and the state excellence award for her comprehensive grade 8 violin exam through the Australian Music Examination Board. A year later, Ellie was awarded the position of Concertmaster in the Western Australian Youth Orchestra’s Philharmonic Orchestra, where she performed the 5-minute-long solo in the Khachaturian Masquerade Suite (Nocturne).
In 2020, Ellie was invited to play as part of the Finland Children’s Orchestra on a tour from Finland to Dusseldorf, and in 2021, Ellie placed 1st in the North of Perth Music Festival and 2nd in the Fremantle Eisteddfod Under 15s Concerto Category. In 2022, Ellie won first prize in the under 13’s recital section for the Fremantle Eisteddfod, where she was awarded a mark of 100 for her performance.
In 2022 alone, Ellie won 1st prize in the American Music Talent Competition, the Brisbane International Youth Music Festival, the Kings Peak International Music Competition, the London International Music Competition, the London Classical Music Competition, the May Classical Music International Youth Music Competition, the14th International Competition ‘Luigi Cerritelli’ and the Melbourne International Strings and Piano Festival; and grand prize in the Red Maple International Music Competition.
In March 2023, Ellie was awarded 1st Prize in the acclaimed Caneres International Music Competition, resulting in an invitation to compete in the Grand Finale live in Vienna. In April 2023, at 13 years of age, Ellie was awarded the overall 1st prize for strings in the Brisbane International Youth Music Competition. Ellie was also selected to be a participant in the prestigious 2023 Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) Academy. She is excited to travel to Sydney in July to perform in the Academy’s Chamber Orchestra lead by esteemed ACO violinist Aiko Goto.
2023 will see Ellie perform as a soloist with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MetSO) in Sinding’s Suite in the Old Style on the 17th of September, after being selected as a MetSO Young Artist. Ellie plays on an Italian violin, crafted by Joseph Panormo in 1787, using two French bows.