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Linda Kidwell

Viola

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

Professional

  • Philharmonia Orchestra, Member 2016 - current (Extra 2007-2016)
  • English National Ballet, Sub-Principal, Member (2011 - current)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (Extra)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra (Extra, Trial 2011-2012, tutti)
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Extra, maternity leave cover: Jan – Dec 2010)
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Extra)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Extra)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Guest No. 2)
  • English National Opera
  • Welsh National Opera (Trial - tutti)
  • Cape Town Opera - Principal
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Extra)
  • RTE National Symphony Orchestra (Extra)
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (Extra)
  • Royal Opera House La Serva Padrona (solo viola)
  • National Chamber Orchestra of Wales (Guest Principal)
  • Manchester Camerata (Extra - no.3) 
  • Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Member of Southbank Sinfonia – rotation principal

Training

  • BBC Concert Orchestra & Royal Opera House side by side schemes (Principal)
  • Southbank Sinfonia/Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Concert (Principal)
  • Britten Pears Orchestra, St Endellion Festival Orchestra
  • iF: 06 – Festival of New Music, Sounds New Festival
  • RAM  Symphony & Concert Orchestras & Sinfonia
  • RAM Period Instrument Orchestra
  • Manchester University Symphony, Sinfonietta & String Orchestras (Principal) 
  • Hampshire Specialist Music Course Orchestras (Principal)

ORCHESTRAL EDUCATION WORK

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra: "Come and Play/Sing" - orchestral coaching/sectionals to amateur musicians
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Concerts for the deaf community - workshops and concerts aimed at pupils in primary schools, special schools and adults in care homes and day centres
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra: Bright Sparks Concerts - aimed at Key Stage 1,2,3, GCSE and A-Level audiences
  • Philharmonia Orchestra: "Orchestra Unwrapped" - live education concerts for Key Stage 2 Music
  • Southbank Sinfonia: Chamber music coaching at Wells Cathedral School
  • Southbank Sinfonia: Workshop Leader for School's Projects

SOLO/CHAMBER EXPERIENCE

  • Telemann Viola Concerto - Live international broadcast (China)
  • Solo Masterclasses: Tatjana Masurenko • Hartmut Rohde Jerzy Kosmala Philip Dukes Yuko Inoue• Garfield Jackson • Robin Ireland • Milan Skampa
  • Chamber Masterclasses: Thomas Brandis • Harry Bicket • Howard Davis • Peter Pople • Christopher Rowland • Levon Chilingirian • Susie Mészáros • Catherine Yates •
  • Performances in Wigmore Hall, Linbury Theatre, Festival International de Musique de la Hague (2006)

EDUCATION

  • Royal Academy of Music – PGdip, LRAM (2003 – 2005) Professors: Matthew Souter • Katherine McGillivray (baroque)         
  • University of Manchester – BMus Hons (First Class)  (2000 – 2003) Professor: Louise Lansdown

PRIZES AND AWARDS

  • Elton John Scholarship – RAM  (2004 – 2005), Full Scholarship to RAM (2004)
  • St Endellion Music Festival  • Lady Groves Scholarship: Lake District Summer Music Course (2004/3)

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Instruments
Viola