Biography

Described by the Financial Review as ‘one of Australia’s top 10 artists to watch in 2021,’ Chris Howlett is a cellist, artistic director and producer. As a cellist, he graduated top of his class, has performed concertos around the world and has been a finalist and prize winner at a number of prestigious international chamber music competitions, including the Trio di Trieste International Competition, the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition and The Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.

As a director, he is co-founder of the Australian Digital Concert Hall, co-director of the sell-out Sanguine Estate and Bendigo Chamber Music Festivals with Howard Penny, and curates 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne’s yearly Marathon.

He is founder and Executive Producer of Australian International Productions and the Australian International Opera Company, which typically presents over 150 concerts in China each year. Before COVID-19, it was Australia’s largest exporter of classical music to China. He is also Chairman of the NFP Australian Digital Arts and Events and former Chairman of 3MBS Fine Music of PATMA Educational Concerts.

“dangerously exposed but meet every challenge thrillingly…”

The Age, 4 out of 5 Star Review

 Chris performs on a Thomas Kennedy English Cello made in 1820 and would like to thank those who gave generously to enable the cello to be purchased.