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Sara Wolstenholme

Violin

ORCHESTRAL
Leader Lapland Chamber Orchestra – Job offer
Guest Leader English Symphony Orchestra
Guest Leader Jönköpings Sinfonietta, Sweden
Principal First Violin Royal Northern Sinfonia (sitting No.2 and No.3) (2013 - 2014)
Guest Principal 2nd Violin Royal Northern Sinfonia
Guest Principal 2nd Violin Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Guest Principal 2nd Violin Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Britten Sinfonia
London Chamber Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic
Halle Orchestra
CHAMBER
Leader of Finzi String Quartet (2007-2012) – Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Sony Auditorio, Madrid
Radio broadcasts:  Norway, Austria, Australia, UK ('In tune' BBC Radio 3)
Laureates:  YCAT, ROSL, Trondheim International Quartet Competition
Awards:  Kirckman Concert Soceity, Tunnell Trust, Park Lane, Tillett Trust
Junior Fellows in Chamber Music – Royal Northern College of Music, Trinity College of Music 
Collaborations:  Christoph Richter, Robert Plane, Marcus Farnsworth
Quartet training:
Alban Berg Quartet, Hatto Beyerle, András Keller, Johannes Meissl, Heime Müller, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Ferenc Radós

Wye Valley Chamber Music (2013- ) with Malin Broman; Alice Neary; Marie Bitloch; Tom Dunn; Daniel Tong - projects in Kings Place, London and the Wye Valley, UK
IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music
Coriolan String Trio (Robin Michael, Cello; Ruth Gibson, Viola)
Guest Violinist – London Bridge Ensemble, Chamber Domaine, Heath Quartet

SOLO

Concerto Performances
    
                                
RLPO/Handley – Barber, Bruch, Lark Ascending
Halle/Bronimann-Wieniawski

Awards/Competitions
Gerald MacDonald Candide Award (Shell LSO)
Boise Foundation
Countess of Munster Music Trust
Drapers’ Company Award
Jerwood Foundation
Martin Musical Scholarship Fund
South Square Trust Award
Norman George Violin Competition, Eleanor Warren Salon Prize (RNCM)
FESTIVALS / TRAINING
Artistic Director and Founder - Beddgelert Music Festival - www.beddgelertmusicfestival.org.uk
Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
Aspen USA
Edinburgh Festival
Brighton Festival
Southwell Music Festival
Britten-Pears Quartet Academy/Residencies, ProQuartet,  International Sommer Akademie Austria, Holland Music Sessions

EDUCATION
2009-2010 Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía - Chamber Music Institute
2008-2009 Royal College of Music – PGDip with Distinction
2002-2007 Royal Northern College of Music – Masters in Performance with Distinction, BMus (Hons) with First Class
Professors:
Shmuel Ashkenasi,Thomas Kemp, Maciej Rakowski, Jan Repko
PRESS

The Strad magazine - Wigmore Hall review

'..first violinist Sara Wolstenholme soared effortlessly in the ethereal third movement Solo.'
(Britten String Quartet No.3)

Cambridge Tab


'Leader Sara Wolstenholme's playing here was so full of elegance and grace that we could well have had the exposition repeated.'

(Schubert Quartetsätz)

Liverpool Echo

' [Sara] gave an imaginative, exciting account of the demanding Barber concerto....here is a player with lyricism and maturity, offsetting woodwind interpolations in the final movement with sparkling and immaculate articulation. '

(Barber Violin Concerto with RLPO)


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Instruments
Violin