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Simon Ballard

Violin & Viola

Professional Orchestral
RTE Concert Orchestra
Southern Sinfonia
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Chameleon Arts Orchestra
London Choral Sinfonia
Paradisal Players
Focus Opera (Principal)
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Bristol Ensemble
Mozart Symphony / Amadeus Orchestra (Principal)
Kent Sinfonia (China Tours)
St Paul's Sinfonia (Principal)
London Contemporary Orchestra
Sinfonia da Chiesa
Baroque
Bach Camerata
Bellot Ensemble (Principal)
Charivari Agréable (Principal)
Southern Sinfonia Baroque
Brandenburg Sinfonia Baroque
Van Swieten Band (Simon Desbruslais)
Chameleon Arts Baroque Orchestra

Recording / Commercial
Sessions at Abbey Road Studios 1 & 2 (inc Sony Mexico)
Phoenix Sound - Pinewood Studios, Air, Eastcote, Half Ton,
    Wisebuddah, Andrew Small and Maidstone Studios
All TV episodes - Dave Gorman's 'Modern Life is Goodish'
TV - 'The Royals'
Backing strings for bands; Squeeze & The Raven Age

String Quartet
Performances inc. St Martin in the Fields, Cadogan Hall, China Tours, (inc. Beijing Concert Hall) Malcolm Arnold Society,
     ORNC Chapel, Cutty Sark, Institute of Contemporary Arts
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
Residency at Lauderdale House (Highgate)
Saga Cruises - Guest Quartet for 'Mystery Cruise' (7 onboard recitals)
100s of wedding / corporate events - Billroth, Kavolini, Unity, Blythe, Bridal, Malt House, Impromptu Quartets etc.

Other Chamber Music / Small Ensemble
Sextet with Benyounes Quartet (Old Royal Naval College Chapel)
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)
Solo Violin with Joe Ringer Band (Norwich Theatre Royal)
London Studio Players

Concerto
Malcolm Arnold Viola Concerto (St Paul's Sinfonia & Dorking Chamber Orchestra)

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)

Conducting
Woodford Symphony Orchestra String Workshops
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
Education
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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Instruments
Violin & Viola, Baroque Viola, Viola, Violin

Ensembles
Kavolini