Biography

Campbell Banks is a Hobart-raised cellist now based in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, before relocating to Switzerland for post-graduate study at the Zürich University of the Arts. While in Zürich, he completed a Master of Music – Performance with Raphael Wallfisch and a Master of Music – Pedagogy with Roel Dieltiens, also studying Baroque Cello with Martin Zeller and Jazz Piano with André Desponds.

A winner of an Australian Music Foundation Prize in 2009, Campbell has performed in Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Zürich Tonhalle; at the 2014 Amsterdam Cello Biennale, the St. Moritz Festival da Jazz with Othella Dallas and with Glen Hansard at the Moon and Stars Festival, Locarno. He was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra between 2003 and 2007.

Since returning to Australia, Campbell has performed with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. He is cellist with Syzygy Ensemble and the New Palm Court Orchestra.