Introducing Campbell Banks – Cello

We’re very excited to officially welcome cellist Campbell Banks to NPCO! Campbell will take on one of cellist/composer Eugene Friesen’s most defining works Shadow Play paired with Ligeti’s Dialogo at our Prism concert on Friday 17th November at Melbourne Recital Centre.


Campbell takes over from Anna Orzech who was a founding member of NPCO from 2011. We wish Anna a big bon voyage as she completes her Masters of Psychology and moves overseas!


Watch Campbell perform Zoltan Kodály – Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8 including his original intermezzi here:



Campbell completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Queensland Conservatorium, 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. Since returning to Australia, Campbell has performed with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. He is also cellist with Syzygy Ensemble.