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Ilona Bondar

Viola

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

Professional

  • Opera North - Principal Viola No. 2 trial
  • Manchester Camerata - Viola No. 3 trial, including principal
  • Royal Opera House
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Faust Ensemble - principal
  • London Musical Arts Orchestra - principal
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • Oxford Philomusica
  • Marylebone Camerata
  • Orchestra Europa
  • Canterbury Choral Society
  • Opera de Bauge, France
  • Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, USA
  • Louisiana Symphonietta, USA - co principal

Commercial Sessions

  • COOL Music
  • Arts Symphonic
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra

Training

  • LSO String Experience Scheme
  • Viola principal of K12- British representatives from major English Conservatories
  • Performance at the 3rd Festival of Polish Music, Krakow
  • Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra – also as a principal. Involving conductors such as: Bernard Haitink, Sir Roger Norrington and Vladimir Jurowski
  • Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra – also as a principal. Involving conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Mark Elder and Terry Fisher.


CHAMBER MUSIC

  • Muse Piano Quintet
    • RCM Richard Carne Junior Fellowship (2011 – 2013)
    • Park Lane Group Young Artists Programme (2011 – 2012)
    • Concerts at St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, RAH Elgar Room, Southbank Centre, Parry Room
    • Concurs Josep Mirabent I Magrans' in Sitges/Barcelona chamber music competition ' – 2nd Prize(2010)
  • Kallisto String Quartet
  • Ysaÿe String Quartet Academy in Paris
    • Concerts at Superior Conservatoire, Paris, Festival de Forests, St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, RAH Elgar Room, Parry Room
  • RCM String Quartet Prize and the London Inter College Quartet Competition - First Prize (2010) 
  • Quintet performance with the Badke Quartet at the Kings Place


SOLO RECITALS

  • St John Smith Square, London
  • Banstead Arts Festival, Banstead
  • POSK Polish Centre for Arts, London
  • Santander Music Festival, Spain
  • St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury


EDUCATION

  • Royal College of Music, London - RCM Scholar (2009-2011)
  • Masters of Music in Viola Performance
  • Royal Academy of Music, London - RAM Scholar
  • Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance & LRAM (2005-2009)
  • Louisiana State University Music School (LSU Scholar), USA - Year in, viola performance 2004-2005   

Professors: Lawrence Power, Andriy Viytovych, Martin Outram and Yuko Inoue           

AWARDS

  • Constant & Kit Lambert Award provided by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
  • Second Prize at Theodore Holland Viola Prize at RAM.
  • Scholarship award Crescendum Est-Polonia.
  • Semi final at the 13th International Brahms Competition in Portschach, Austria.
  • Scholarship award of Bielsko-Biala city for exceptional artists.
  • Royal Academy of Music entrance scholarship.
  • Scholarship award at Louisiana State University, Music School.
  • “Fine Arts Award” at Interlochen Arts Camp
  • First place at the National Viola Competition Duszniki-Zdroj, Poland

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Instruments
Viola