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Cara Berridge




  • London Chamber Orchestra (including principal 2010 – 2001)
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields (2013-)
  • Britten Sinfonia (2013-)
  • St Endellion Festival Orchestra (principal 2012)
  • Garsington Opera (2012)
  • Aurora Orchestra (including principal 2010-)
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Trial (2003)
  • South Bank Sinfonia, directing from principal with Sacconi Quartet 2010
  • Chamber Domaine
  • Locrian Ensemble
  • London Symphony Orchestra String Experience Scheme 2002-2003


  • RCM Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra and Sinfonietta – principal


  • London Metropolitan Orchestra (Andy Brown)
  • Buick Productions (Hilary Skewes)
  • Music Matters (Roz Colls)
  • Marylebone Camerata - for Karl Jenkins
  • English Session Orchestra (Dominic Kelly)


  • Sacconi Quartet - Founder member (2001) Member for 10 years
    • Musical Director of Sacconi Chamber Music Festival in Folkestone
    • Regular recitals and engagements throughout the UK and Europe
    • 1st Prize Trondeim International String Quartet Competition (2005)
    • Triple Prize winners in London International String Quartet Competition (2006)
    • Kurtag Prize in Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition (2006)
    • Angel Award for performance in Edinburgh International Festival


  • Concertos by Saint Saens, Haydn, Elgar, Dvorak in England and Europe
  • Amaryllis Fleming Scholarship from the Royal College of Music tstudy at postgraduate level
  • Scholarship from Martin Scholarship fund
  • Anna Shuttleworth Prize for Cellfrom Royal College of Music - Winner
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year Semi Finalist (1998)


  • Sacconi Quartet
    • School Concerts for Cavatina Chamber Music Trust
    • String Thing for John Lewis
    • Associated Board Music Medals workshops
  • Regular Chamber music coaching at RCM
  • Cellteaching at RCM
  • Chamber music coaching at Junior RCM
  • Workshops in College Park MLD School in association with the Wigmore Hall
  • Philharmonia Orchestra - “Elastic Band”- Education outreach project


  • Royal College of Music - Advanced PG Dip (2003/04)
  • Royal College of Music - PG Dip (distinction) (2003)
  • Royal College of Music - BMus (Hons) First Class (2002)
  • Leeds College of Music (1996-1998)

Professors: Alexander Baillie • Anna Shuttleworth • Sue Lowe • Alexander Boyarsky

In 2012 had a sabbatical in Germany. lessons with Tanja Tetzlaff, Stephan Forck and Konstantin Heidrich.

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Sacconi Quartet