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Alice Barron


  •     Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  •     London Sinfonietta
  •     Nigel Kennedy’s Orchestra of Life, principal 2nd violin
  •     Philharmonia Orchestra
  •     Rambert
  •     Orchestra of St John’s
  •     Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
  •     Senbla Concert Orchestra
  •     Armonico Consort (modern instruments)
  •     Southern Pro Musica

Session Work
  • English Session Orchestra
  • Longbow, international string group (directed by Peter Sheppard Skærved), recordings for Naxos, Toccata Classics and Métier
  • Khiyo band – solo violin
  • Meelodi band – improvised violin

  • Shakespeare’s Globe: Measure For Measure (violin & vocals, 2021-22); Twelfth Night (dep violin & vocals, 2021)
  • Talawa Theatre Company: Recognition

Chamber Music
  • Phaedra Ensemble
  • Dr K Sextet: new music ensemble funded by RVW Trust, The Holst Foundation, Love Music Help Musicians, The Hinrichsen Foundation and BBC Performing Arts Fund (2013–19).
    • Three Choirs Festival, York Late Music, Holywell Music Room, Robinson College (University of Cambridge), Roman River Music Festival, Steve Reich at 80, Pierrot Kabarett, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Cheltenham Festival Composer’s Academy.
  • Longbow string group: new music performed in London, Dover & Germany (2012–18).
  • Violin and voice with Stef Conner (Huddersfield, Canterbury, London, 2017–18).

  • Stevie Wishart’sThe Sound of Gesture: arranger and performer (York Late Music, 2019).
  • Recitations for violin and loop pedals, with Jasmin Kent Rodgman (Cambridge, Oxford, York, 2017).
  • New compositions for solo violin and Javanese gamelan (SOAS and Goldsmith’s, 2016–18).
  • Sam Lee’sSinging with Nightingales: live improvisations with nightingales (2017–18).
  • The bond between for solo violin and loop pedals with Rob Szymanek (LSO St Luke’s, 2014).

World and Folk Music
  • Khiyo: Bengali/London band, British Council tour to Dhaka, Bangladesh (2023).
  • April Twelves duo with Ole Farstad (original music for strings and electronics).
  • iyatraQuartet (violin, cello, bass clarinet, percussion, vocals): band creating original music melding classical roots with traditional and improvised music (2012–present).
    • Featured on BBC Radio 3 Unclassified and Night Tracks (2020), Radio 6 Music with Cerys Matthews (2020), radio in Holland, Canada, Australia, Poland, Serbia, USA and Germany.
    • Performances including WOMAD, Songlines Encounters Festival (Kings Place), Boulevard Theatre, Oxford Contemporary Music, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Being Human Festival, University of Bristol and Museum of London Docklands.
  • Songs From Syria: iyatraQuartet & the Saleh Brothers (Kings Place, Bloomsbury Festival, Macclesfield, Brighton 2017–20).
  • Concert tours in South India with Dr Mysore Manjunath (2019, 2020).
  • Indian music concerts: Hindustani, semi-classical, Sufi songs and melodies by Tagore (The House of Commons, Queen Mary University, Richmix, Nehru Centre, Southampton Mela, 2017–22).
  • Orchestra of Syrian Musicians with Damon Albarn (Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 2018).
  • Talvin Singh string trio: OK & Beyond (Royal Festival Hall, 2018).
  • Sam Lee & Friends (WOMAD Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Brittany and UK tour, live on BBC Radio 3 from Hay Festival, 2014).

Cross-disciplinary Work
  • String quartet for art exhibition by Himali Singh Soin (Madrid, London, 2022).
  • SHE: original music for spoken word artist Vayu Naidu, Women in the Arts Festival 2022.

Pop Orchestral
  • Quincy Jones
  • Burt Bacharach
  • Damon Albarn
  • Joss Stone


Music for Autism: regular concerts/workshops in special needs schools with John Lubbock (2017–present).
Aldeburgh Young Musicians: artist coaching at Snape Maltings (2021–22).
Education workshops: in India (2008, 2016, 2019), Ghana (2009) and the UK (ongoing)
  • Creative music projects: Garsington Opera, London Sinfonietta, Barbican Creative Learning, Royal Opera House, Spitalfield’s Festival, English Touring Opera (2011–present).

Music Masters: group violin teaching, lead teacher and dep (2013–18).


University of Oxford, Somerville College: DPhil in Musicology                                                                        2014-2020
Royal Academy of Music: Master of Music in Performance, distinction                                                          2009-2012
LRAM teaching diploma, distinction                                                                                                                    2011
University of Nottingham: Music BA (Hons) 2:1                                                                                            2004-2007

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Violin, Composer, Improvisation, Viola, Voice