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Kirsty MacLeod


Royal Academy of Music: Master of Art; Distinction2017-2019
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Bachelor of Music with Honours; First Class2013-2017
Music School of Douglas Academy2011-2013

Positions Held
English National Ballet Philharmonic: Sub-Principal First Violin – current

Orchestral Work

BBC Symphony Orchestra (incl. tours of Germany and Japan)
BBC Philharmonic 
BBC Concert Orchestra
Manchester Camerata (incl. tour to Saudi Arabia)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra (incl. tour to Austria)
English National Ballet - Guest Principal Second 
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Extra List
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra (incl. tour to Dubai)
Scottish Opera
Scottish Ballet
Orpheus Sinfonia
Piccadilly Sinfonietta – Guest Principal Second
Mozart Symphony Orchestra
London Concert Orchestra
Scottish Concert Orchestra
Heritage Orchestra
London Musical Theatre Orchestra
Janus Ensemble

Session/Commercial Work

Hilary Skewes
BEK Strings
Wired Strings
West End deputy violin - Les Misérables, Cinderella (Andrew Lloyd Webber), Guys and Dolls
Music Creation Ltd 
The Music Agency
Erland Cooper 2021 Tour - Principal Violin
ITV - 'This Morning'

-Live Commercial/TV/Radio
Brit Awards
ITV ‘Starstruck’ 
BBC Sport; Champions League Final
BBC Radio 3; Erland Cooper, Corran Quartet


-Artists: Ed Sheeran, The Snuts, Adam Lambert, Anne-Marie, NSG, Mnelia, Nothing But Thieves, Evanescence, Erland Cooper. Marti Pellow, Father John Misty, Rufus Wainwright, Unknown T

Orchestral Training
LSO: Recording Session; Pantomime for British Airways
Czech Philharmonic - Side by Side
Scottish Ensemble - Side by Side (co-principal)
Royal Academy Soloists Ensemble
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
National Children’s Orchestra of Scotland (past leader)

Chamber Music
Corran Quartet founding member 2017-2021; Beethoven Cycle, London 2020 amongst other concerts; Performed live on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune.’
Britten-Pears Young Artist 2021; Corran Quartet
Quartet in Residence at Music Cordiale in France, 2020
MacLeod Quartet: recitals include Rannoch Music Series; 2013-2017
Aquila Quartet - recitals include Glasgow Cathedral Festival & Aberdeen International Youth Festival 2013-2017
MacLeod-Dunsmore Duo: recitals include Westbourne Music Series; 2014 – present

Festivals and Music Series
Mendelssohn on Mull Festival with Chilingirian Quartet: 2016
Cantelina Music Festival: 2014
Festival MusicAlpe: Invited by Jacqueline Ross, 2014
Aberdeen International Youth Festival: 2013 & 2017
Glasgow Cathedral Festival

Robert Highgate Prize for Violin in 2014 (RCS Internal)
Mabel Glover Prize as part of a string quartet in 2015
Thomas and Margaret Roddan Scholarship
Wolfson Scholarship   
Donald Dewar Scholarship
Harrison-Frank Foundation

Education Work
LRAM in teaching (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music) 
Royal Conservatoire Summer Schools Chamber Music Coach and Violin Teacher 
Child Protection in Music Education certificate
Stewart Bilingual School - piano teacher

Studied Baroque Violin at RAM and Second Study Piano and Traditional Scottish Fiddle at RCS.
Co-Founder and business owner of function music company Dahlia Music.
‘SoundUp’ Artist – working with people with Dementia 
Second study piano (RCS), Baroque Violin (RAM) and Traditional Fiddle (RCS).

Enhanced DBS.

Available upon request.

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Violin, Remote Recording

Dahlia Music