Dr Taliesin Coward is a Sydney-based violin teacher, soloist, and musicologist, specializing in teaching violin, and performance skills for musicians (both solo and ensemble settings). He is a tertiary qualified pedagogue and MTA accredited teacher (violin & music theory), and since 2008 has been in demand as a studio teacher, and workshop and ensemble presenter. He is an experienced distance educator and assessor, with teaching activities including both in-person and remote/online music instruction. An active performer, Dr Taliesin is noted for his virtuosic performances, and is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, and a founding member of, and soloist with the internationally recognised Australian chamber orchestra Camerata Academica of the Antipodes. His appearances as a soloist also include guest artist for the Australian Society of Composers and numerous chamber music appearances.
Taliesin’s qualifications include: Doctor of Philosophy for his research into the performance skills of virtuoso musicians (UNE); BA Hons. First Class for his research on music interpretation theory, Historically Informed Performance and Improvisation studies (UNE), Studio Pedagogy (Charles Sturt University) and MTA accreditation (violin & theory). He is the recipient of the prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award and his research into violin performance has been published by the University of Otago, New Zealand. Taliesin is also an active member of the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA) and regularly presents at international conferences.