Student Successes

Here is a list of some of my recent student successes:

Clara Sette (current Bachelor student Year 3 Conservatorium Maastricht 2016)

As part of the Trio di Imola she won first prize in the  “European music competition Città di Moncalieri” in the section of chamber music. The prize includes a concert in October 2017 in Milan at the Auditorium Gaber concert series.

Julia Astrid Wagner – Masters student GSMD 2013-15 , current student in phd programme Guildhall)

Aboyne Cello Festival Young Artist award 2015- award includes UK wide tour of recitals, 10 concerts. Also accepted in the phd programme at GSMD 2015, writing her doctorate on resilience needed to sustain a career in chamber music. Freelance orchestral work with English National Opera

Abigail Hayward –  (GSMD Masters student 2011-2013)as member of the Aurea String Quartet she  has made her Wigmore Hall debut in 2012. The Quartet was selected for the Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project 2014-16, as St John’s Smith Square Young Artists 2014-15, and as resident quartet for the 2015 Wye Valley Chamber Festival.  These residencies have lead to concerts throughout the UK and multiple appearances on radio including live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’.In 2012 they were finalists in the first International Sandor Vegh International String Quartet Competition, Budapest

Freelance orchestral work with Scottish Opera, Manchester Camerata, Spira Mirabilis

Alejandra Diaz  (GSMD Masters student 2012-14)selected to be part of the newly founded  Atlantic Coast Orchestra , Portugal 2015. Freelance work with Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, part of London Symphony Orchestra  “Side by Side” String scheme 2014

One of my first students at RNCM Junior department  (1984-86)Karen Stephenson is now No.2 Cello of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London

Paula Martos  Isidoro(Masters students Maastricht 2015- ) selected for the cello group of NJO, National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands  2016

Laura Sergeant (Masters student GSMD 2012)Trial for cello tutti  job Ulster Orchestra (2015)