Stephanie Hill

Stephanie Hill grew up in the Gloucester region, having begun lessons in violin with Juen Vanhand at five years of age. 

After moving to Sydney in 2010, She began tuition with renowned Acacia quartet founder Lisa Stewart, and joined the Northern Beaches Orchestra (NBO), where she was fortunate to perform with artists such as Richard Tognetti, James Morrison, and Emma Pask.

She returned to Gloucester in 2012, performing solos throughout the year as part of her scholarship entitlement with the local Sinfonia MNC orchestra, then moved back to Sydney two years later to further her musical study.

In 2016, she completed a BMus performance (classical) at the Australian Institute of music under the tutelage of Zhu Wen, Matt Bruce, and Stefan Duwe, and during that time premiered a violin and piano arrangement of “Blood count” by Lyle Chan. 

Awards Stephanie has attained include the AIM university scholarship, the 2011 James Hannah and Sinfonia music scholarship, and, from Taree Eisteddfod, “most promising string player” 2005, two SMILE scholarships, the 2012 senior instrumental champion, and several others.

Some of the highlights of her career have included partaking in the 2009 Sydney Symphony Playerlink; being a long-serving member of numerous orchestras, including Sinfonia Mid North Coast, String Beings, NBO, and Stringfonia; performing on TV shows, such as X factor and the voice; acting/performing in Alex Giblin’s “Siloam”, a film that premiered at the Sydney film school festival in 2015; touring around a large number of different cities of China, Performing Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ (2017) and Verdi’s ‘Aida’ (2018) with the Australian International Opera Company; and, more recently, was a featured violinist in the 2020 Myer ‘Bigger than Christmas’ TV campaign. 

She also performs regularly with a number of different opera companies and musical societies, and works as a violin tutor