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Jacqueline Roche



  • Andy Brown – London Metropolitan Orchestra
  • Colin Sheen
  • Doina
  • Cooke & Taylor (solos for Channel 4, BBC, ITV documentaries and feature films)

Other Commercial

  • War of the Worlds, Michael Ball DVDs,
  • Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Andrea Boccelli, Eric Clapton concerts

Orchestral As either Guest leader, Principal or in First Violin section

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • London Mozart Players
  • Royal Opera House
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sinfonia 21
  • Les Miserables (regular deputy)

Chamber Ensembles - Resident Leader

  • Odyssey Ensemble
  • Euphonia Works
  • Manning Camerata


  • Wigmore Hall
  • Purcell Room
  • Buckingham Palace for the Queen
  • CBSO centre
  • QEH
  • Live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM
  • Recordings: Debut CD incl. Bach Chacconne; most recently a recording of English violin sonatas for Dutton. 

Reviews include: 5 stars from BBC Music Magazine; Critics Choice in Time Out and Critics Choice in The Independent


  • Claudio Abbado European Young Musicians Trust
  • English Speaking Union
  • Jerwood Foundation
  • Oppenheim Foundation
  • Music for Youth Violin Soloist Competition


  • Pinchas Zukerman (Israel, UK and USA)
  • Juilliard School, New York
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
  • Guildhall School of Music, London

“These sonatas speak for themselves in these confident and sympathetic performances… Roche’s soaring melodic lines, moving dramatic declamations before subsiding in a dream-like state….Exhibiting a combination of mastery and insight…A sound of striking richness and exuberance overall…The work’s interest should be able to propel them not only across the channel but across the ocean as well, especially in such enthusiastic and opulent performances…Recommended with special urgency” - Fanfare Review

 “5 stars” -
BBC Music Magazine;

“Exceedingly persuasive performances..These are fascinating by-ways of British music pieces one never expected to hear – but with marvellous performances like these anything could happen- The Gramophone

 “This disc of rarities is very finely performed.  Jacqueline Roche delivers its rich themes with a lavish tone colour…..The players breathe life in to the yearning chromaticisms of the opening Allegro and the finale has a wonderful sprightly brilliance.  Performed with warmth and passion” - The Strad

“The young Jacqueline Roche is the highly persuasive yet sensitive soloist…A disc no musical Anglophile should be without”  - Yorkshire Post

 Roche is definitely a musician of real energy; her playing is aptly impassioned and sensuous. The players were unanimous in their dreamy lilting approach and the climax was ecstatic.” - Musical Opinion

“Played full out with total commitment from Roche…Intensely honeyed singing line…In general the admirable Jacqueline Roche carries her confidence high and harking back to Jurgen Hess’s broadcast also leaves him sounding positively tentative”  - Rob Barnett, International Music

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