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Helena Ruinard


MA(Cantab)  PGDip(RCM)

Professional Orchestral freelance work (current and most recent first)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra              
City of London Sinfonia
Britten Sinfonia
Garsington Opera
Aurora Orchestra                                                                   
Ulster Orchestra (including trial for Tutti Violin)                  
Welsh National Opera (including trial for No.3 2nd Violin)
English Symphony Orchestra (including trial for No.3 2nd Violin)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Brandenburg Sinfonia and Brandenburg Baroque Soloists
Southbank Sinfonia
London Concert Orchestra
Mozart Festival Orchestra
Da Chiesa

Freelance Principal and Co-Principal positions
Sinfonia ViVA – No.2 1st Violin (guest)
Southern Sinfonia – Principal and Co-principal 2nd Violin (guest)
London Conducting Workshop – Principal 2nd Violin
King’s Camerata – Principal 2nd Violin
Britten Pears Orchestra – Principal 2nd Violin
Kingston Chamber Orchestra – leader
Fulham Symphony Orchestra – guest leader
Bridgewater Sinfonia – guest leader

Solo and Chamber Music
Duo recitals, Rosetta Trio, Navarra Quartet, RCM Chamber Ensemble and one-off projects including a CD for Merlin Classics.

Venues and festivals including the Forge Camden, Nehru Centre, School of Economic Science London, British Library, V&A, St James’s Piccadilly, Ryedale Festival, Cambridge Music Festival and Art in Action.

Solos with orchestra including Mozart Violin Concerto in G, K216; Schubert Rondo in A D438; Bach Concerto for two violins BWV1043; Arnold Concerto for two violins, Op.77.

Community and Education work
City of London Sinfonia – hospitals outreach, classroom workshops, team building and concerts.
Royal Opera House
Ulster Orchestra
Southbank Sinfonia
Peasmarsh Festival
Blackheath Halls
Spitalfields Festival – Music Animateur Apprenticeship Scheme Independent workshops for schools in and around London.

Session and Theatre work
Abbey Road, Air Studios, Livingston Studios, Music Sales Group etc.
National Theatre, Linbury Studio.

Education and Awards
Royal College of Music (PGDip) 1999-2001
Selwyn College, Cambridge (MA in Music) 1996-1999

Countess of Munster Award
Dartington International Summer School Bursary
Cambridge Intercollegiate Instrumental Award
Roe Prize for Musical Performance.

Yossi Zivoni     Susanne Stanzeleit      Micheila Comberti

Masterclasses and coaching
Ruggiero Ricci, Ulf Hoelscher, Mayumi Fujikawa, Christopher Rowland, Endellion Quartet, Panocha Quartet, Quatuor Parisii, Skampa Quartet, Chilingirian Quartet.

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