Kieran Welch is an Australian violist, curator, event producer, DJ, educator and writer. He combines this diverse, yet complementary set of skills with a passion for presenting a wide range of musical genres to varied audiences, and a thorough training in classical viola performance.
As a violist, Kieran’s performances have been described as “skilful [and] beautifully vulnerable” (CutCommon), “[combining] technique and repertoire with mastery” (Raquel Bastos) to demonstrate “an artistic conviction that was a joy to witness”. Regularly in demand across Australia and the world, he has premiered pieces written for him by the likes of Chris Perren, Connor D’Netto and Anne Lanzilotti; appeared as a featured soloist in concerts for Argo, Backstage Music and Metro Arts; performed with groups such as Ensemble Offspring, the Bang on a Can All Stars and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble; and toured China with the Sydney Dance Company. Regularly collaborating with musicians across all genres, Kieran has worked with the likes of Ed Kuepper (The Saints), Eskimo Joe, George, Kate Miller-Heidke and Parkway Drive. He is the core violist of indie chamber septet Nonsemble, and regularly performs with Queensland’s chamber orchestra Camerata.