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Lucy Waterhouse


Freelance Orchestral work:

  • Philharmonia Orchestra extra work, 1st violins
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra extra work, 1st violins
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Concert Orchestra
  • Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (guest no 3, 1st violin)
  • London Mozart Players (currently much of their work)

Numerous others including English National Opera, Royal Opera House, English Chamber Orchestra,
English National Ballet (guest principal 2nd ), English Touring Opera, London Sinfonietta, City of London Sinfonia,
Orchestra of St John’s, Guy Barker Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Classical Opera Company,
King’s Consort + a few sessions occasionally (Isobel Griffiths)

Chamber Music Projects:

  • Almagro Ensemble ( Tango/Jazz fusion
  • Fitzwilliam String Quartet (guest 2nd violin, on occasions)Tango Volcano: lead and run band 2001-2014. (
  • Organising, performing & touring UK ( )
  • Caledonian Quintet: performing piano chamber works
  • Chamber Music Company: violinist in Mark Troop’s ensemble (2002-15)

Teaching Experience
  • Trinity Laban Junior Department (since 2017)
  • Private pupils, all abilities
  • Latymer Upper School, 2013-2014
  • City Lit: 2010-2011
  • Junior Royal Academy (depping for Rafael Todes (2013 -16)
  • Little Benslow Hills Quartet Courses (depping for Fitzwilliam Quartet)
  • National Chamber Music Course 1996-2018 (
  • Orchestral string coaching: Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra, Nonesuch Orchestra, London String Players, (adult amateurs)

Workshops with Children:
  • Apollo Music Project – workshops often involving a string quartet in Primary schools in Hackney, also a few in Tower Hamlets & Islington 2007- (
  • OAE Education Project – KS1 workshops in schools tying in with concerts at King’s Place, 2014
  • Highbury Opera Theatre – preparing 100s of children to come and see our shows at Highbury Union Chapel 2011-17 (

  • Channing School (1973-82)
  • Wells Cathedral School (1982-84)
  • Royal Northern College of Music (1984-85)
  • St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University (1985-88) (Choral Scholarship)
  • Guildhall School Music & Drama (1989-90)
  • Indiana University (English Speaking Union Fellowship: 1992-93)

Violin Teachers she studied with:

Sheila Nelson (1973–82) Mark Knight (1982-84) Eli Goren (1984-86) Andrew Watkinson (1985-86) Elisabeth Perry (1986-88) David Takeno (1988-89) Simon Fischer (1990-92) Franco Gulli (1992-93)

Also help and inspiration from Manny Hurwitz, Camilla Wicks (USA), Sherban Lupu, Janos Starker

Earlier experience:

  • National Youth Orchestra (1979-81)
  • European Community Youth Orchestra (1987-89)
  • Chamber Music, Opera/Chamber orchestra courses at Britten Pears School, Aldeburgh (1988-93)
  • Tanglewood Music Festival (USA, 1993)
  • 3 years in Norway in my mid 20s working in “Musikk I Nordland” (as leader of this 11 piece chamber music company in the Arctic), Opera (co-leader of 2nd violins in Den Norske Opera) & in Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Churchill Fellowship-funded Tango research trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000)

Additional miscellaneous:

  • I have performed in music in various styles: classical, contemporary, tango, jazz & baroque
  • I own a baroque violin, a pickup mike + amplifier, a viola, play piano too. Founder member and committee member of Highbury Opera Theatre since 2010
  • I have made & broadcast radio podcasts on my Local radio station, Camden Community Radio

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Violin, Baroque Violin, Classical Violin