Dr Danielle Bentley is a cellist, academic, writer, poet and curator. She has performed in countless tours, concerts and recording sessions around Australia with acclaimed classical and popular music ensembles and artists.These include: the Paris Opera Ballet, Opera Queensland, Opera Australia, Australian Ballet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Camerata of St John’s, Olivia Newton-John, Pete Murray, Harry Connick Jnr, Kanye West, Missy Higgins, Xavier Rudd, Kristen Chenoweth – to name a few. Since 2002, she has run Bentley’s Agency which provides music for corporate events and weddings.
Danielle Bentley, Cello
Danielle curates and manages Restrung Festival, which was the topic of her PhD exploring cross-genre string music and festival curation. She was Festival Manager for Queensland Conservatorium’s Crossbows festival in 2012, and Manager of the International Music Council’s 5th World Forum on Music at Queensland Conservatorium November 2013.