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Jennifer Coombes


Musical Education:
  • Zürcher Hochschule der Künste–- Master of Arts (Full marks in final recital): 2010 – 2012
    • Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Full Scholarship 2011–2012
    • Royal College of Music – BMus (Hons) First Class: 2006–2010
    • Trinity College of Music Junior Dept: 2001–2006

    Professional Orchestral:
    • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (Trial viola no.6: March 2019 – Oct 2020)
    • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (regular extra: 2013–present)
    • Hallé Orchestra – Trial (October 2016–November 2017, extra work: 2017–present)
    • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Trial (June 2015–June 2016, extra work: 2016–present)
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra (extra: Jan 2017–present)
    • London Chamber Orchestra (February 2016–present)
    • English National Opera (extra: November 2016–present)
    • Multi-Story Orchestra – Principal (2013–present)
    • Faust Ensemble (guest player: Principal November 2019)
    • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestra (extra: 2014–present)
    • English National Orchestra (extra: November 2016–present)
    • Welsh National Orchestra Opera (extra: July 2016–present)
    • RTE Concert Orchestra (extra: 2016–present)
    • Southern Sinfonia / Sinfonia Viva / Faust Chamber Orchestra / Symphony Orchestra of India / Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London / British Sinfonia
    • Southbank Sinfonia Alumni: 2013–present

    Orchestral Training:
    • Southbank Sinfonia 11 (2013) – Side by side concerts with Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    • LSO String Academy (2010)
    • European Union Youth Orchestra (2011)
    • Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta and Opera Orchestra – Principal

    Solo and Chamber Music:
    • Berkeley Ensemble guest viola, Malcom Arnold Festival (2014)
    • Royal Opera House Crush Room concerts of Bridge Phantasy Quartet and Schubert Octet (2013)
    • Purcell Room concert of Krasa Passacaglia and Fugue for string trio and Ulmann string quartet number 3 (2013)
    • Wigmore Hall London, Strauss’ Metamorphosen for Septet (2010)
    • Cadogan Hall ‘Rising Stars’ chamber music concert (2009)
    • Recital of Duos and Trios for Flute, Violin and Viola, live on Radio Suisse (Lausanne 2010)
    • Eilon Quartet – Recitals in the Haydn & Mendelssohn Festivals and Chilingirian Haydn Festival (2009–2010)
    • Excolo Quartet – Saga Cruise lines (2014)
    • Waldegrave Ensemble guest viola (2017)
    • Multi-Story Chamber Ensemble (2013–present) – various concerts around London
    • Solo Performance of Grisey L'EspaceAcoustiques with Multi-Story Orchestra (2015)
    • Concertos with Guildford YMCA Orchestra (Guildford) and the Orchestra of Situation Opera (London & Guernsey)

    Education Work:
    • Violin and piano teacher at Prospect House School (November 2018 – present)
    • Violin, piano and recorder teacher at Eaton House The Manor Prep School (April 2020 – present)
    • Violin and viola teacher at Harvington Prep School (September 2015 – - July 2018)
    • Private violin, viola, piano and grade 5 theory teacher (2008 – present)
    • Several mentoring schemes with various schools in London and the South of England
    • ‘“Saturday Spectacular”’ at Cadogan Hall, introducing children to instruments and an interactive concert
    • ‘"Funharmonics"’ London Philharmonic Orchestra children's concert series
    • Questors Young Musicians Club –- violin/viola teacher and String Ensemble conductor (2009 - 2016)

    Professors: Christoph Schiller, Andriy Viytovych, DevorinaGamalova, Gillian Hanson-Giddins

    Other Teachers and Masterclasses: Simon Rowland-Jones, Lawrence Power, HariolfSchlichtig, Nuboko Imai


    Andriy Viytovych
    Simon Rowland-Jones

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    Viola, Remote Recording