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Calina De la Mare


As a freelance violinist, my current work is deputising on Wicked Victoria Apollo; solo violin chair since January 2022.
Film sessions 2023: Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse, Firebrand (Principal 2nd violin,) Wonka; 2022 work included: Divine Comedy 30th anniversary tour: Barbican Hall and Philharmonie de Paris residencies: 2nd violin doubling viola; Tindersticks 30th anniversary tour: 2nd violin  leader and deputy string ensemble leader. I can double on viola.


Orchestras/ensembles include:
  • Apollo Chamber Orchestra
  • BBC Big Band BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Brandenburg Sinfonia
  • Britten Sinfonia
  • Chamber Orchestra of Wales
  • City of Oxford Orchestra
  • English Sinfonia
  • Heritage Orchestra
  • Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic
  • Matthew Barley Ensemble
  • National Chamber Orchestra of Wales
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • New London Sinfonia
  • Opera 2005 Cork
  • Opus 20
  • London Orchestra da Camera
  • London Music Theatre Orchestra
  • National Theatre Orchestra
  • New London Sinfonia
  • Oxford Philomusica
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Psappha Contemporary ensemble

Session Orchestras include:

  • 20 years of sessions for COOL Music since 2003: 1st, 2nd violin
    Isobel Griffths Ltd

Film and TV Sessions include:

Films in 2023: Wonka, Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse, Firebrand, Recent: High Life, The Lost Daughter, Spider-Man into the Multiverse, Happy Go Lucky, Harry Potter,Sanditon - String quintet 2022, Miss Marple (ensemble leader for 18
episodes) Downton Abbey, Grand Designs (solo), Escape to the Country +  Great Indian Railway Journeys (1st violin string quartet)

West End Shows:

  • Dep: Wicked, Victoria Apollo: 2022 - Current -Solo Violin
  • Dep: Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre - Solo violin/viola - 2014 
  • Dep: The Wizard of Oz, Palladium, 2011. 
  • Dep: ‘The Producers’, Theatre Royal, 2007 
  • Many shows at The National Theatre as 1st violin/MD 
  • The Clod Ensemble Music Theatre Company (founding member 1994) 
  • Shows include: 'Red Ladies’ : a cappella solo (Including Purcell Room, Tate  Gallery Margate) 
  • Shows at Young Vic and European theatres (recordings)


Trinity College of Music 1994-96: Postgraduate Certificate in Performance and Teaching with Professor Nona Liddell
University of Manchester Bachelor of Music with Honours 1990-93

Audio sessions/touring:

Recording and touring with many artists including nearly 30 years of working with Tindersticks including soundtracks for many Claire Denis films, The Divine Comedy, Barry Adamson, Bernard Butler and Jessie Buckley, Sam Smith, A$ap Ferg, Lianne La Havas, Andy McKay and Phil Manzanera from Roxy Music, The Who, Damien Rice, David Gray, Nick Cave, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Beverley Knight,  Sugababes

Trinity College of Music Competitions and Masterclasses:
Winner of the John Barbirolli Competition for String Quartet Playing at Trinity College on 1st violin.
Masterclasses: Hugh Bean, Elizabeth Matetsky, Madeleine Mitchell, Michael Bochmann

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Violin, Electric Violin, Improvisation