Scott Stiles

Scott Stiles

September 2016

Born in Sydney, Scott Stiles began learning the violin at the age of five, the early years with Aline Lugton then Joseph Costa and later at the N.S.W. Conservatorium of music with Faina Krel, Janet Davies and Christopher Kimber.

On leaving school he joined the ABC Training Orchestra and then The National Ensemble at the Conservatorium of Music, leading to casual work with the Sydney Symphony and then being contracted to the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO).

In 1995 Scott moved to Vienna to continue his violin studies participating in The Wiener Meisterkurse with Zakhar Bron and for the next three years continued working and studying with some of Vienna’s leading teachers and ensembles.

On returning to Sydney in 1997 he resumed working with AOBO, SSO and the Seymour Group as well as being an active chamber musician, founding the Alfred Hill String Quartet.

At the end 2001 Scott returned to Austria and won a first violin job in the renowned Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra where he still plays. During his time in Salzburg he has also been a member of the Salzburg Piano Trio and played with other leading orchestras including Camarata Salzburg, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble and the Salzburg Orchester Soloists. He also had the great honour in 2008 to be invited by violin legend Ruggiero Ricci for intensive lessons in Palm Springs U.S.A.

In 2013 Scott was also given the honour to be a member of the Australian World Orchestra, performing with Zubin Mehta in Sydney and Melbourne and again in 2015 with Sir Simon Rattle, then on the tour of India in October with Mehta.

Scott is a keen cyclist and a big fan of Classic Alfa Romeo cars. He is married to Italian pianist Elisabetta Calzavara and together they have two children. He plays a violin made by Marco Dobretsovich.