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Lucia D'Avanzo-Lewis


Professional Orchestral Experience
  • Orchestra of Opera North – Tutti 2nd violin and 50% Tutti 2nd Violin trial
  • Orchestra of Welsh National Opera – Tutti 1st Violin trial
  • English National Opera – 2nd Violin extra work
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra – 2nd Violin extra work
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 1st Violin extra work
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia – 2nd Violin extra work
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – 2nd Violin extra work
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • English National Ballet – extra work
  • English Symphony Orchestra
  • Ulster Orchestra – extra list
  • English Touring Opera - extras list
  • Sinfonia Cymru – 1st Violin
  • Oare String Orchestra – Leader
  • Guernsey Sinfonietta – Leader
  • Orpheus Sinfonia – Principal 2nd Violin
  • Arion Orchestra – Principal 2nd Violin
  • Westminster Festival Orchestra – Co-principal 2nd Violin
  • Orchestra of Co-Opera Company – Solo 1st Violin (leader) and Mandolinist
  • Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London – Principal 2nd Violin
  • Covent Garden Sinfonia – 2nd Violin

Orchestral Training

  • RAM and RNCM Orchestras (including leader)
  • Kent County Youth Orchestra (leader)

Chamber Music

  • Bottesini Ensemble – mixed chamber group specialising in works featuring the double bass (Sep 2015–Present)
  • Astley Strings – flexible string ensemble available for weddings and corporate events (Jul 2014–Present)
  • St Thomas More Music – organiser and performer in mixed ensemble programmes (Dec 2011–Dec 2018)
  • Duo Figaro – violin-viola ensemble.  Masterclasses at Kings Place Chamber Studio (Aug 2010–Jan 2014)
  • D’Avanzo Quartet – finalists in RNCM Hirsch Prize (2010) (Sep 2006–July 2010)
  • D’Avanzo Piano Trio – commended, RAM Harold Craxton Prize (2012) (Oct 2010–Sep 2013)


  • Apollo Music Projects (violinst and violist) (Jun 2018-Present)
  • Kidenza “classical concerts for kids” (leader of orchestra) (Dec 2012–Present)
  • Private violin and viola tutor (Sep 2011–Present)
  • Violin/viola teacher and ensemble coach, Kent Academy of Music (Sep 2012–2016)

Solo performances

  • Max Bruch – Violin Concerto no. 3 in D minor with orchestra (Dec 2012)
  • RNCM Norman George Violin Scholarship – finalist 2010
  • W. A. Mozart – Violin Concerto no. 4 in D Major with orchestra (Sep 2008)
  • Max Bruch – Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, 3rd Movement with orchestra (Jul 2006)

  • Solo:                      Ivry Gitlis; Wen Zhou Li
  • Chamber:             Christoph Richter; Krysia Osostowicz; Peter Cropper

  • Royal Academy of Music – MMus (Concert Project) – Merit 2010–2012
  • Royal Northern College of Music – BMus (Hons) First Class 2006–2010

Professors: Mateja Marinković, Pavel Fischer, Thomas Kemp, Pauline Nobes (baroque violin)

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Violin, Viola, Violin & Viola