Australian violinist, Dale Barltrop, has performed across North America, Europe and Australia. Appointed Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 2009, he has appeared as both soloist and director with the VSO. Prior to his appointment in Vancouver, Barltrop served as Principal Second Violin in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for six years. During this time, Barltrop appeared regularly as soloist with the SPCO, including a performance of his own orchestration of Schubert's Rondo in B minor. He has also served as guest Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, guest Principal Second Violin of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster of the Akron Symphony Orchestra in Ohio.
Barltrop has performed at numerous music festivals across North America, including Mainly Mozart, Festival Mozaic, Music in the Vineyards, Yellow Barn, Kneisel Hall, Tanglewood and the New York String Seminar. He was a grand prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and winner of the violin division of the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition.
Barltrop began his violin studies in Brisbane, Australia and made his solo debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15. He moved to the United States in 1998 to attend the University of Maryland and continued his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers have included William Preucil, Gerald Fischbach, members of the Guarneri Quartet, Elizabeth Morgan and Marcia Cox. Barltrop serves on the faculty of the University of British Columbia and has taught at the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland, the Australian National Academy of Music and the Australian Youth Orchestra.