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Simon Ballard


Professional Orchestral
RTE Concert Orchestra
Southern Sinfonia
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Chameleon Arts Orchestra
Paradisal Players
Bristol Ensemble
Mozart Symphony / Amadeus Orchestra (Principal)
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Kent Sinfonia (China Tours)
St Paul's Sinfonia (Principal)
Focus Opera (Principal)
Sinfonia da Chiesa

Bellot Ensemble (Principal)
Charivari Agréable (Principal)
Southern Sinfonia
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Chameleon Arts Orchestra


Malcolm Arnold Viola Concerto with St Paul's Sinfonia (Andrew Morley conducting)

Orchestral Training
Orion Symphony Orchestra
Endellion Summer Festival Orchestra (2011-15)
The Sound Collective
Trinity College of Music (Symphony / Chamber Orchestras, String / Haydn Ensembles) (Principal)

Billroth String Quartet

Performances inc. St Martin in the Fields, Cadogan Hall, Malcom Arnold Society.
Live TV recordings for all episodes of Dave Gorman show, 'Modern Life is Goodish'
Residency at Lauderdale House (Highgate)
Collaborations inc. Warren Mailley-Smith, Puppini Sisters, Susan Parkes & Michael Bochmann
Premières inc. Sounds New Music Festival & film soundtrack première at Leicester Square
London Centre of Contemporary Music quartet for student assessments

Other Chamber Music
Sextet with Benyounes Quartet
Duo with Boris Brovstyn
Tafahum (Benjamin Ellin’s East / West fusion ensemble)
Bernardi Chamber Ensemble
Viola Quartet / Sextet premières (Bartok Festival, Hungary)
Water City Band (Michael Bochmann)
Impromptu Quartet
London Studio Players

The Learning Orchestra (Baker Street, London)
'Chilled Strings' String Ensemble & Sue Hadley 'Playdays' Orchestra (Primrose Hill, London)
Première for viola ensemble (Bartók Festival, Hungary)

Prizes / Scholarships
Peter Fuller Holden [full] Scholarship for post-graduate study
Nick Roth Prize for String Ensemble Playing (Trinity College Music)
Intercollegiate String Quartet Comp. at Greenwich String Quartet Festival
Trinity Laban (Trinity College of Music)
MMus Viola (studying with Rivka Golani) 2013
Birmingham ConservatoireBMus (Hons) Violin (studying with Katharine Gittings)
Advanced Studies (Viola)

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Viola, Baroque Viola, Violin