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Claire Newton

Viola

ORCHESTRAL TRIALS
  • English National Opera, Co Principal 2019+
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales, No.3
  • Philharmonia Orchestra 2018+
  • City of London Sinfonia,  No.3 2016
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Co-Principal 2015                                        
  • The Hallé, No.3 2015                                                                                     
  • Philharmonia Orchestra  2015                                                  
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  2014-2015                                         
  • Welsh National Opera 2014    

PROFESSIONAL FREELANCE
  • English National Opera - Principal & Co Principal
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Co Principal
  • Royal Opera House
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • City of London Sinfonia No.3 & Principal
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Principal & Co-Principal
  • The Hallé - No.3
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Opera North
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • RTÉ - Guest Principal
  • Manchester Camerata
  • Welsh National Opera
  • Trafalgar Sinfonia
  • Le Cercle de L’Harmonie
  • Marylebone Camerata
  • Goldfrapp, ‘Manchester International Festival’ - Principal
  • Northern Chamber Orchestra

ORCHESTRAL TRAINING
  • London Sinfonietta Academy Players ‘Musicians of tomorrow’
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/RNCM Professional Experience Scheme
  • Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists recording for Linn Records
  • Nash Ensemble side by side
  • RAM Symphony Orchestra - Principal
  • RNCM String Ensemble – Principal
  • RNCM Symphony Orchestra – Principal
  • RNCM Concert Orchestra – Principal

SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC
  • Vuillaume Quartet
    • West Cork Chamber Music Festival
    • Recitals at St Martin in the Fields, Lauderdale House, Colston Hall Bristol, Drapers Hall, RAM
    • French Chamber Music Series
    • Davey Posnanski Scheme, mentored by Richard Ireland
    • Elias Fawcett Prize - Winners
    • Wolfe Wolfinsohn Prize - Very Highly Commended
    • Masterclasses with Richard Ireland & James Ehnes
  • City of London Sinfonia ‘L’Chaim’ projects in care homes and hospitals
  • Manson Ensemble alongside London Sinfonietta
  • Brodsky Quartet at Kings Place
  • Solo Recitals at Charlton House and The Castle, Wellingborough

AWARDS
  • Royal Academy of Music Sidney Griller Prize  2015
  • Royal Academy of Music Sir John Barbirolli Prize 2014
  • Stephen Bell Charitable Trust Award  2013 & 2014
  • Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Performance Award  2013 & 2014
  • ABRSM Scholarship for Post Graduate Study at the Royal Academy of Music  2013 - 2015
  • Countess of Munster Postgraduate study award  2013
  • Craxton Memorial Trust Award  2013
  • First place in RNCM’s Viola Prize winner of the RNCM Cecil Aronowitz Prize  2013

EDUCATION
  • Royal Academy of Music- MA Distinction, DipRAM  2013 – 2015
  • Royal Northern College of Music - BMus 1st Class Honours 2007 - 2013
  • Teachers: Martin Outram, Dr Louise Lansdown, Graham Oppenheimer

REFEREES
  • Jo Cole 
  • Martin Outram

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Instruments
Viola