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Jennifer Coombes


Professional Orchestral

  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Trial (June 2015 - present)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra of India
  • Multi-Story Orchestra - Principal
  • Southern Sinfonia
  • Southbank Sinfonia Alumni

Orchestral Training

  • Southbank Sinfonia 11 (2013) – Side by side concerts with Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • LSO String Academy (2010)
  • European Union Youth Orchestra (2011)
  • Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra - Principal

Solo and Chamber Music

  • Berkeley Ensemble guest viola, Malcom Arnold Festival (2014)
  • Royal Opera House Crush Room concerts of Bridge Phantasy Quartet and Schubert Octet (2013)
  • Purcell Room concert of Krasa Passacaglia and Fugue for string trio and Ulmann string quartet number 3 (2013)
  • Wigmore Hall London, Strauss’ Metamorphosen for Septet (2010)
  • Cadogan Hall ‘Rising Stars’ chamber music concert (2009)
  • Concertos with Guildford YMCA Orchestra (Guildford) and the Orchestra of Situation Opera (London & Guernsey)
  • Marteau Duo for Flute and Viola, Marteau Trio for Flute, Viola and Violin, and Beethoven Trio for Flute, Viola and Violin, live on Radio Suisse (Lausanne 2010)
  • The Eilon Quartet - Recitals and concerts in the Haydn & Mendelssohn Festivals and Chilingirian Haydn Festival (2009- 2010)
  • Excolo Quartet  - Saga Cruise lines (2014)

Education Work

  • Questors Young Musicians Club - violin/viola teacher and junior /senior String Ensemble conductor (2009 -  )
  • Sidebyside and mentoring schemes with Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Marlborough College, Thomas’ Schools, Friar’s Primary School and St Mary Magdalene Primary School
  •  “Saturday Spectacular” series at Cadogan Hall, providing children with the opportunity to try instruments and take part in an interactive concert
  • Mentor at Junior Strings YMCA Orchestra, Guildford
  • Community workshops such as the Wanstead Community Project, providing an opportunity for less advantaged children and families to put on a show with music and singing

Musical Education

  • Zürcher Hochschule der Künste - Master of Arts (Full marks in final recital) 2010 – 2012
  • Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Scholarship 2011- 2012
  • Royal College of Music - BMus (Hons) First Class: 2006 – 2010

Professors: Christoph Schiller, Andriy Viytovych, Devorina Gamalova, Gillian Hanson Giddins


  • Andriy Viytovych:
  • James Murphy ( Managing Director, Southbank Sinfonia) 020 7921 0373,


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