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Steven Crichlow



  • Welsh National Opera – Member, Tutti 2nd Violin (August 2013-August 2023)


  • Welsh National Opera – Tutti 1st Violin (2019-2020) & Tutti 1st and Tutti 2nd Violin (2012-2013) 
  • BBC Philharmonic – Tutti 2nd Violin (2011)

Freelance and Extra Work - UK 

  • Chineke! Orchestra – Leader, Principal 2nd Violin, No. 2 2nd Violin  
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra 
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra 
  • Philharmonia Orchestra 
  • English National Ballet  
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestra of the Swan – Guest Principal 2nd Violin
  • Gabrieli Consort
  • Luminaire Orchestra 
  • Welsh Pops Orchestra – including Principal 2nd Violin 
  • The New Professionals Orchestra 
  • New London Sinfonia 
  • Novello Orchestra
  • Welsh Chamber Orchestra – Guest Principal 2nd Violin  
  • British Philharmonic Orchestra 
  • London Gala Orchestra 
  • Musicians of London 
  • Ballet Cymru – Guest Principal 2nd Violin 
  • Reggae Philharmonic 

Extra Work - International

  • Bahrain Sinfonia – Guest Principal 2nd Violin  
  • Phoenix Symphony (USA)
  • Tucson Symphony (USA)
  • Paducah Symphony (USA)

  • Isobel Griffiths Ltd
  • Wired Strings 
  • Chamber Orchestra of London


  • Project Instrumental: Soloist, Leader, Principal 2nd Violin, Conductor (Since 2013). Collaboration with Hauschka and Nicolas Altstaedt at King's Place, London.
  • Crossing 32nd Street, Founding Member (USA) 
  • International music conferences: Percussive Arts Society International Convention (USA), Society of Composers Inc. National Conference (USA), John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium (USA).


  • Chineke! Chamber Ensemble 
  • Welsh National Opera – Chamber music with other members (Pre-opera performances) 
  • Project Instrumental – String Quartet (Recitals in London, Southampton) 
  • Leonid Gorokhov/Alberni String Quartet (Guest 2nd Violin, Wells Cathedral School) 
  • Kaxan String Quartet – 2nd Violin (2008-2010), UK: Performances at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Frome
  • Festival, Wigmore Hall (Education Concert), tour of Bahrain, live broadcast on Bahrain Radio 


  • Violin/Piano Recitals: Opava City Concert Series (Czech Republic), Wells Cathedral School, Penarth Concert Club 
  • Concerto appearances with Project Instrumental, Amadeus Orchestra, North Valley Chamber Orchestra (USA), Musica Nova Fine Arts String Orchestra (USA) 



  • Black Lives in Music – Panel Member (Extra Work Auditions for RLPO, BSO, Royal Northern Sinfonia and RPO)
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – Junior Department violin tutor, string ensemble teacher, chamber music coach (2020-2022), Senior Department chamber music cover teaching
  • Welsh National Opera Youth and Community Department (2013-2022): Participating in and leading workshops in the UK, Hong Kong, Morocco, and Dubai. Conducting and rehearsing the Dubai Youth Orchestra. Recording and playing music (solo and leading small ensembles) for various digital and non-digital school outreach projects 
  • Producer for WNO video cover of Here Comes the Sun (the Beatles) for ITV Wales (2020)
  • Producer for WNO Play Opera online family show (2020)
  • Chineke! Junior Orchestra Tutor – Violin and String sectional coaching (since 2020)
  • Project Instrumental – Composer Workshops and recording sessions at Birmingham Conservatoire, projects at Wakefield Prison.
  • Royal Academy of Music Junior Department – First String Experience group class teacher and String Quartet Coach for the youngest Junior Department students (2008-2011) 
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Music workshops at Copenhagen Primary School, London 
  • Hounslow Music Service – Teaching violin, viola, and cello lessons (individual and group) in Lampton and Gumley Secondary Schools, London. Weekly String Sectional Coach at Hounslow Youth Orchestra  
  • Harmony Sinfonia – Education workshops at John Stainer Community Primary School, London 
  • Phoenix Youth Symphony (USA) – Sectional Coach 
  • Arizona Youth Symphony (USA) – Sectional Coach 
  • W.O. Smith Community School (USA) – Mayfield Living/Learning Project at Vanderbilt University – Free private teaching to under-privileged community members, living with 9 other teachers involved in the same project, participating in weekly house discussions to learn from each other about the teaching process, and writing a final report (2000-2001)     
  • Nucleo: Strings Tutor


  • Royal Academy of Music – PG Diploma in Performance (2009) and LRAM (2008) Teacher: Mateja Marinkovic 
  • Arizona State University – Master of Music in Performance (2007) Teacher: Katherine McLin 
  • Vanderbilt University – Bachelor of Music in Performance (2003) Teachers: Gerald Greer and Christian Teal
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas – Registration for Books 1 and 2 (2003) 

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