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Edward McCullagh




  • Scottish Ballet - Trial for Co-principal 2nd violin and  Tutti Violin (2020-2023). Also experience sitting principal 2nd violin.
  • English Chamber Orchestra (Since 2012, including co-principal 2nd violin)
  • Orquesta Barcelona Catalunya - 'Bolsa de Trabajo’ regular work 2018-21
  • Welsh National Opera - Trial for Tutti 1st Violin (2018-2019)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Trial for Tutti 1st Violin (2016-17)
  • RTE Concert Orchestra - Trial for Tutti 1st Violin (2016)
  • Regular Extra Work With:
  • 1st Violins London Mozart Players (since 2021), 1st violin Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (since October 2017), 1st and 2nd violins Royal Northern Sinfonia (since 2016),
  • 2nd violins with London Chamber Orchestra (since 2017), 1st and 2nd violins With Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Since 2018) Manchester Camerata (2016), Liverpool Philharmonic (2016) 1st violins Hallé Orchestra (2013) Extra lists English National Ballet, BBC Symphony 1st violins.
  • Freelance orchestras e.g. London Contemporary Orchestra
  • Baroque Violin with Hanover Band. Oxford Baroque (2016)


  • Southbank Sinfonia 2012 (Side by side projects With Academy Of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orchestra Of the Royal Opera House. Covent Garden)
  • European Union Youth Orchestra (Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gianandrea Noseda)      Britten Pears Orchestra (Edward Gardner)
  • Royal Academy of Music Manson ensemble. Projects With London Sinfonietta and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.


  • 'Ferdinand the Bull' with Mid Wales Opera December 2018
  • Martinu Sinfonia Concertante With Paul Daniel conducting Southbank Sinfonia March 2012
  • Bruch Violin Concerto No.1- St John's Smith Square. London
  • Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor — St John's Smith Square, and August 2015 Musique Cordiale Festival, France. Bach E major Violin Concerto, Musique Cordiale Festival.
  • Vivaldi Triple Violin Concerto with Isabelle Bonesire, Camerata della Quercia. Brussels
  • Lunchtime Recitals - e.g. Hollywell Music Room, Oxford, Aldeburgh parish Church, Marlborough College.


  • Musique Cordiale Festival Seillans 2018 and 19, Recitals in Seiilans and Doddington. Schubert Quintet. Beethoven Septet. Beethoven String quartet op. 1 8 no.6. Ravel Introduction and Allegro.      Mid Wales Opera 2018 Ravel •L'Heure Espagnol•
  • 2018-19. Artisti con Brio, recitals at St Mary's Perivale. Aylesbury      London Concertante, since 2014 to present
  • Berkeley Ensemble, Guest 2" Violinist and guest leader 2012-14.
  • NONCLASSICAL Festival Event Launch. Nov 201 3.
  • Gildas String Quartet (Tunnell Trust Winners) 2012 played in West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
  • Azzurra String Quartet (2005-6), Winners of National Youth String Quartet Competition 2005. Cambridge Summer Music Festival • Leeds International Music Festival — Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh - Conway Hall.

Recitals: Wigmore Hali (Mendelssohn Octet)- Royal Opera House. Covent Garden 'Crush Room' (Southbank Sinfonia Chamber Group) • Purcell Room - St John's Waterloo • Chelsea Schubert Festival Norfolk and Norwich Festival - National Gallery - Glasgow University, sponsored by Cornelius Cardew Trust.


  • Royal Academy of Music 2008-11, MA in Performance (Merit). Studies with Lydia Mordkovitch
  • Conservatoire Royale de Bruxelles 2006-7 (Erasmus), studies with Shirly Laub.
  • Junior Royal Academy of Music 2001-4, studies with Lorraine McAslan.
  • Bristol University 2004-8, BA in French and Spanish (2:1)


  • 2014 violin solo on new album with Mercury Prize winning rap artist, Speech Debelle_  String quartet in BBC Period Drama •The Hour' 2011

Solo: Master classes with Tasmin Little, Gyorgy Pauk, Kathy Stott, Alexander Pavlovic, Thomas Brandis.

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