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Caroline Heard


Orchestral Membership


  • Tutti First Violin, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, February 2024-ongoing.


  • Opera North, Principal No. 3 Second Violin, 2023-24
  • CBSO, Principal No. 4 First Violin, 2023
  • CBSO, Principal No. 6 First Violin, 2023-24
  • Welsh National Opera, Tutti First Violin, 2022-2023
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Assistant Principal Second Violin, 2022
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, No. 3 Sub-Principal Second Violin, 2021

Extra/Freelance Work

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • English Touring Opera Orchestra
  • Britten Sinfonia
  • Southbank Sinfonia
  • London Musical Theatre Orchestra

Session Work

  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Britten Sinfonia

Orchestral Training

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra ‘Foyle Future First’ scheme 2022/23
  • Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra ‘Pit Perfect’ member 2022
  • London Musical Theatre Orchestra ‘Developing Deputies’ scheme 2020/21

Chamber Music Experience

  • Northern Aldborough Festival performance with Matilda Lloyd, 2023.
  • Founding member of the Salwa String Quartet.
  • The Salwa Quartet won Second Prize (Highly Commended) in the Royal Academy of Music’s Historical Women
  • Composer Prize, April 2021.
  • Salwa Quartet performance, North York Moors Chamber Festival, 2021


  • Help Musician’s UK Postgraduate Funding award, 2019/20, and 2020/21 receiving the named Parikian Award.
  • Countess of Munster Trust Award, 2020/21.
  • Royal Academy of Music Scholarship for 2019-2021.


  • Royal Academy of Music, Masters of Arts with Distinction, and a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM) award, 2021.
  • Royal Academy of Music, Bachelor of Music Degree with First Class Honours, 2019.
  • Philippe Honoré, 2015-19.
  • Levon Chilingirian, 2019-21.


  • Nicole Wilson, Royal Academy of Music Professor, former LSO and ENO member.

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