Justine Anderson completed her Masters degree in voice at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008 and completed a fellowship at Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2015.
She has had wide performance experience as both a soloist and ensemble singer, and has a particular passion for contemporary music, having performed works by masters such as Boulez, Berio, Grisey, Feldman, Furrer, Gifford, Salonen and Ligeti. Her work with new music groups include concerts with Bang on a Can, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Three Shades Black, Icon Trio, Hutes, Astra, Melbourne University’s New Music Studio, Forrest Collective and as a guest artist at ANAM.
Justine is principal soprano with the Melbourne-based opera company, Emotionworks Cut Opera, and her roles include Pamina in The Magic Flute, Michaela in Carmen, The Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Tosca in Tosca and Violetta in La Traviata. In 2013 she played Brunhilda as part of a collaboration between Emotionworks and Opera Australia’s Melbourne Ring Festival.
Other highlights include a performance as a nightclub singer in the short film The Black Pine Road, a role in the play Orphanage of Animals (awarded the Medal of Ulm, Germany 2012) and Matthew Hindson’s opera Love Death Music Plants. Justine has also worked with Inventi Chamber Ensemble, The Team of Pianists and as a soloist in various Oratorio performances. Festival performances include BIFEM, Canberra Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Port Fairy Spring Festival, Darebin Music Feast and Melbourne Fringe Festival.
In 2008, Justine recorded for the ABC the Australian premiere of the Alberto Ginastera work Cantata for Magic America as part of the Simplot International Masterclass Series. In 2016, Justine recorded Jonathan Mills' Ethereal Eye and performed this work as part of the Melbourne Festival.