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Holly Bhattacharya

Violin

ORCHESTRAL

Professional

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - including Trial
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Trial
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – including Trial
  • CBSO
  • Britten Sinfonia
  • The Hallé - including Trial
  • English National Ballet
  • Opera North – Extra list
  • Northern Sinfonia
  • London Concert Orchestra - principal 2nd
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra - including Trial
  • Manchester Camerata
  • English Symphony Orchestra
  • London Musici
  • City of London Chamber Orchestra
  • Northern Chamber Orchestra
  • Hull Sinfonietta
  • The Opera Group - Young Vic Theatre, London and tour
  • Independent Opera Company
  • Lancashire Sinfonietta
  • MusicaRiva Festival, Riva-del-Garda, Italy
  • Thursford Christmas Show

Training

  • BBC Philharmonic Professional Access Scheme
  • European Union Youth Orchestra
  • Britten-Pears Orchestra
  • Sinfonia Cymru - Co-leader

SHOWS

  • Phantom of The Opera

EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS

  • Orchestra Europa with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Northern Sinfonia in collaboration with the Northern Sinfonia’s Young Sinfonia
  • String Quartet workshops in junior schools around Manchester
  • Glyndebourne Education Project

POP & SESSION

  • Zade Dirani “One Night in Jordan” A concert to promote peace and tolerance in the Middle East          
  • Mike Oldfield recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios
  • Gorillaz - Live in Manchester - broadcast on BBC Radio 1 & Recording for an EMI production DVD
  • Gilberto Gil Group - Performance as part of the MusicaRiva Festival in Italy
  • Backing string player for studio recording sessions  

CHAMBER MUSIC

  • Maleham String Quartet – first violin
  • Performing concerts throughout the UK and Europe
  • Performances as part of the National Trust Chamber Music Series
  • Recipients of the coveted Hirsch Prize at the RNCM
  • Masterclasses with Vermeer, Fitzwilliam and Sorrel, Endellion & Lindsay String Quartets
  • Collaboration with the Eves Quartet for Mendelssohn Octet and Shostakovich Introduction and Allegro
  • Tetractys Ensemble
  • Performances in the North of England
  • Concerts included Quartet for the End of Time with Kate Thompson of the Northern Sinfonia
  • NYO Ensemble
  • works by Paul Patterson as part of the Cheltenham International Chamber Music Festival

AWARDS & COMPETITIONS

  • RNCM Norman George Prize – Finalist (2005)        
  • Paganini Prize at the RNCM – Finalist (2003/’04)
  • Hirsch Prize for Chamber Music – Winner (2002)
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year  - Regional Finalist (2002)
  • James Etherington Prize for Music – Winner (1998)
  • Florence Wilson Memorial Prize – Winner (1998)

MASTERCLASSES

  • Anthony Marwood
  • Lewis Kaplan
  • Zvi Zeitlin
  • Ernst Kovacic
  • Emmanuel Hurwitz
  • Atis Bankas
  • Kazuki Sawa
  • Maurice Hasson

EDUCATION

  • Royal Northern College of Music – BMus Hons (2001- 2005)  - Recipient of Special Principal’s Scholarship
    Professors:
    Richard Deakin
    Wen Zhou Li Pauline Nobes (Baroque)

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Instruments
Violin

Ensembles
Sussex String Quartet