Jenny Khafagi

Originally from Brisbane, Jenny has been based in Melbourne since 2010 where she enjoys a rich freelancing career in both the orchestral and chamber music scenes. Between 2012 and 2019 she was the violinist in acclaimed contemporary music group, Syzygy Ensemble and in 2014 was made a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Inspire Quartet.

In chamber music, Jenny has appeared as a guest musician at many festivals around Australia including the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, the Queensland, Melbourne, Darwin and Adelaide Festivals, the Peninsula Festival with Inventi Ensemble and the Extended Play Festival as a guest with Ensemble Offspring in Sydney. Jenny has been fortunate to undertake two residencies at the Banff Centre: in 2008 with the Elston Quartet and in 2016 as a solo and collaborative artist, performing in a recital with renowned pianist Lisa Moore.

In the orchestral world, Jenny has worked and toured extensively with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on both violin and viola, and in recent years has appeared as Guest Concertmaster with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

A passionate educator, she works regularly with various music education organisations and joined the staff of the Australian Youth Orchestra as a tutor at National Music Camp in 2018.