Alina Zamfir commenced the viola at the age of 15 and soon after chose to dedicate her life to the music.
Studying her Bachelor of Music of Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Roger Benedict, Alina had the opportunity to tour numerous times with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber Orchestra as principal viola to England, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany and America. Through these eye opening experiences and cultural exchanges, Alina felt it a necessity to continue her studies abroad.
Upon gaining her Masters of Music from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Alina returned to Australia and commenced living the double life of teacher/performer.
Discovering the untapped passion of string pedagogy, Alina developed her methods at various private schools across Sydney as well as through her private teaching studio. As a performer, Alina performed as violist of the Sydney Art Quartet, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and is Principal Violist of The Metropolitan Orchestra.
Since mid-2018, Alina has been based in Canberra as a recipient of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra Kingsland Artistic Residency. Between performance commitments with CSO, Alina is a private violin and viola teacher at Canberra Grammar School, Radford and her private teaching studio.