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Caryn Cohen


Performing experience – Orchestral

Freelance orchestral work:
  • Philharmonia: 2nd violin extra work (2018-present)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: 2nd violin extra work (2017-present)
  • English Symphony Orchestra: regular 1st and 2nd violin extra work (2017-present)
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra – regular 1st violin work incl. No 3. (2011-present)
  • English National Ballet: 1st violin extra list by audition (since 2015)
  • London Children's Ballet: 1st violin No.3 (2014-present)
  • London Gala Orchestra: regular 1st violin and principal 2nd extra work (2012-present)
  • Pro Arte Orchestra: regular 1st violin extra work (2014-present)
  • Concert Orchestra of London: regular extra work incl. principal 2nd (2012-present)
  • London International Orchestra: regular leading, co-leading and solo work (2003- present)
  • Hampstead Choral Society Orchestra: regular Leader (2010-present)
  • North Camden Choral society Orchestra: regular Leader (2011-present)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: 2nd violin extra work
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra: 2nd violin extra work
  • Cape Town Performing Arts Board Orchestra (opera and ballet) regular 1st and 2nd violin
  • Cape Town Baroque Ensemble: 1st violin extra work
  • London Concert Orchestra: 1st and 2nd violin extra work
  • RTE National Symphony Orchestra: 2nd violin extra work
  • Belmont Ensemble: 1st violin extra work
  • Guildford Philharmonic: 1st violin extra work
  • Southern Sinfoina: 1st violin extra work
  • Prestdeigne Festival Orchestra, St Endellion Festival Orchestra, St George's Chamber Orchestra, Stanley Hall Opera Orchestra, Orion Orchestra

Positions held: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra: part time Violin 1 tutti (1996-2000)


  • Isobel Griffiths Ltd; Morgan-Pochin, (2012-present)
  • Barbara Guthrie; Fred Ohlson cruises (2018)
  • Recording work at Air Lyndhurst, Abbey Road, Angel and for Pavarotti, Vanessa-Mae, Gabrielle, Mostly Autumn, Abdullah Ibrahim, Lesley Garrett

Orchestral Training: World Youth Orchestra, Michigan USA;  LPYO (co-leader);  RAM Symphony Orchestra (principal 2nd);  RAM Sinfonia;  RAM Manson Ensemble

Performing experience – Chamber Music:

1st violin of The Regent Quartet:Frequent recitals at Festivals and Music societies
2018 recitals at London Guildhall, Girdlers Hall, Skinners Hall, Freemasons Hall. Other recitals include London Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Brighton Festival, UK premiere of Zaidel-Rudolph’s Masada at Senate House, London Beethoven Society, South African High Commission, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Hampstead and Highgate Festival, Abinger Festival, Worthing Pavilion, Portsmouth Guildhall, Florian Leonhardt Violins.  Also recording and commercial work for ITV, London Astoria, Help for Heroes, MacMillan Cancer charity, Labour party, Conservative Party, BP, Unilever, Financial Services Authority, London Metropolitan Police, Starlight Foundation.

1st violin of Bollywood Quartet "Dil Se Strings": Recitals and Commercial work.

Concerto Performances: Mendelssohn, Bruch and Bach concertos with Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Tchaikovsksy Concerto, Tchaikovsky Meditation with The London International Orchestra


Royal Academy of Music, London 1992-1997:
BMUS (Hons) in Performance  2:1, LRAM, Postgrad Performers course

Teachers: Jean Harvey, Xue-Wei, Lydia Mordkovich

Prizes:  JB McEwan Prize for Best String Quartet, JC Wyse Strings Award

Masterclasses: Maxim Vengerov, Maurizio Fuchs, Eugene Fodor, Amadeus Quartet, Chilingirian Quartet


John Bradbury (orchestral leader)

Paul Bateman (conductor including for solo work)

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