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Simon Chalk


Welsh National Opera
Southern Sinfonia - Leading
Mid Wales Opera (Leader)
Orchestra of the Swan (Principal)

Chamber Music
Almira String Quartet (Leader)

Pop and Light Music
Il Divo (Conductor and Leader)
Barry Manilow (Leader)
Chris de Burgh (Leader/Conductor)

North Wales Youth Orchestra
Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra
Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Symphonia

Welsh Chamber Orchestra (Co-Leader)
The Regency Symphonia (Leader)
Opera Project (Guest Leader)
English Symphony Orchestra (Guest Principal)

Enescu Ensemble (Principal Violinist)

British Rock Symphony Orchestra (Leader)
Hayley Westenra (Co-Leader)

Shropshire Youth Orchestra

Education Work
Orchestra of the Swan
Student Composition, Side-by-side and Sound Futures Projects, Community Concerts
Southern Sinfonia: various education projects
Project to create and develop a school Chamber Orchestra
Music project tackling ‘Bullying’ in schools via a composition
project involving 500 school children and Denis Shiels (Sculptor) in the performance of specially composed work by June Boyce-Tillman (Professor of Applied Music, Winchester University)

Peripatetic Teacher Northampton Music School (full-time) 1990 – 1992      
Director of Instrumental Studies, Brooke Weston City Technology College, Corby (p/t) 1992 – 2006        
Senior Violin Tutor at the Gloucester Academy of Music

Birmingham Conservatoire: GBSM and ABSM - Teaching and Performance (1985 – 1990)

Prizes and Awards
Birmingham Conservatoire:
Junior Fellowship
Dean’s Prize for Exceptional Contribution to the Life of the Conservatoire
Sylvia Cleaver Chamber Music Prize
ESTA Prize for an Outstanding String Quartet

David Curtis                                                                Kay Lawrence
Artistic Director, Orchestra of the Swan                    Managing Director, Southern Sinfonia

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Violin, Conductor