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Lucia D'Avanzo-Lewis


Professional Orchestral Experience

  • English National Opera – Tutti 1st Violin
  • Orchestra of Opera North – Tutti 2nd violin and 50% Tutti 2nd Violin trial
  • Orchestra of Welsh National Opera – Tutti 1st Violin trial
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra - 2nd Violin extra work
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia - Tutti 2nd Violin extra work
  • English National Ballet - extra list
  • Ulster Orchestra - extra list
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - 2nd violin extra work
  • Oare String Orchestra - Leader
  • Guernsey Sinfonietta – Leader
  • Orpheus Sinfonia – Principal 2nd
  • Arion Orchestra – Principal 2nd
  • Sinfonia Cymru
  • Westminster Festival Orchestra – Co-principal 2nd
  • Orchestra of Co-Opera Company – Solo 1st violin (Leader) and Mandolinist
  • Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London - Principal 2nd Violin
  • Orchestra of St Paul's - Tutti 2nd Violin

Orchestral Training

  • RAM Orchestras
  • RNCM Orchestras (including leader)
  • Kent County Youth Orchestra (Leader)

Chamber Music

  • St Thomas More Music – organiser and performer in mixed ensemble programmes (Dec 2011–Present)
  • Duo Figaro – violin-viola ensemble.  Masterclasses at Kings Place Chamber Studio (Aug 2010–Present)
  • D’Avanzo Quartet – finalists in RNCM Hirsch Prize (2010) (Sep 2006 – July 2010)
  • D’Avanzo Piano Trio – commended, RAM Harold Craxton Prize (2012) (Oct 2010–Sep 2013)


  • Kidenza “classical concerts for kids” (Leader of orchestra) (Dec 2012–Present)
  • Violin/viola teacher and ensemble coach, Kent Academy of Music (Sep 2012–Present )
  • Hallé Orchestra Family Concert workshop: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (May 2010)
  • Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concert: Never Mind the Weather (Jan 2010)
  • Private violin and viola tutor (Sep 2011–Present)

Solo performances

  • Max Bruch - Violin Concerto no. 3 in D minor with orchestra (Dec 2012)
  • W. A. Mozart - Violin Concerto no. 4 in D Major with orchestra (Sep 2008)
  • Max Bruch - Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, 3rd Movement with orchestra (Jul 2006)


  • RAM Harold Craxton Piano Chamber Music Prize - Highly commended (D’Avanzo Piano Trio)
  • RNCM Norman George Violin Scholarship – finalist
  • RNCM Hirsch Prize – finalist with D’Avanzo Quartet


  • Royal Academy of Music - MMus (Concert Project) – Merit 2010 - 2012
  • Royal Northern College of Music - BMus (Hons) First Class 2006 - 2010

Professors: Mateja Marinkovi, Pavel Fischer, Thomas Kemp, Pauline Nobes

Masterclasses: Solo: Ivry Gitlis; Wen Zhou Li. Chamber: Christoph Richter; Krysia Osostowicz; Peter Cropper

Referee: Jan Schmolck (Principal 2nd, Royal Opera House)

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Violin, Viola, Violin & Viola