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Helena Ruinard


MA(Cantab)  PGDip(RCM)

•    London Mozart Players –
1st Violin, 2017 ongoing
•    London Concert Orchestra –
1st Violin, 2012 ongoing
•    Sinfonia ViVA – Guest Co-Principal
1st Violin, 2012 ongoing
•    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – regular
1st & 2nd Violin since 2008
•    City of London Sinfonia – regular
1st & 2nd Violin since 2006
•    Ulster Orchestra – 2006-2013, trial – Tutti
2nd Violin, 2011
•    Southbank Sinfonia – member 2004; Southbank Sinfonia String Ensemble since 2005
•    Welsh National Opera, trial – No.3
2nd Violin, 2003
•    English Symphony Orchestra, trial – No.3
2nd Violin, No.8 1st Violin, 2003-2004
•    In addition, occasional work with many other orchestras, most recent first:
      Philharmonia, Thames Sinfonia, Southern Sinfonia, Mozart Festival Orchestra, Thames Chamber Orchestra,
      London Concertante, Aurora Orchestra, Garsington Opera, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,
      RPCO, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Brandenburg Baroque Soloists and so on.
•    Kingston Chamber Orchestra – Leader since 2008

•    Britten Pears Orchestra – Principal
2nd Violin, 2002-2003
•    Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra – Principal
2nd Violin, 1998-1999

Freelance Principal and Co-Principal positions
Sinfonia ViVA – No.2
1st Violin (Guest)
Southern Sinfonia – Principal and Co-Principal
2nd Violin (Guest)
London Conducting Workshop – Principal
2nd Violin
King’s Camerata – Principal
2nd Violin
Britten Pears Orchestra – Principal
2nd Violin
Kingston Chamber Orchestra – Leader
Fulham Symphony Orchestra – Guest Leader
Bridgewater Sinfonia – Guest Leader

Abbey Road, Air Studios, Angel Studios, Livingston Studios, Music Sales Group etc.
National Theatre, Linbury Studio.

•    Mandeville Place Recitals – duos, trio 2014 ongoing; Lauderdale House, venues in London – Arnold
      Cooke Quintet 2016-2018; Art in Action festival – quartet, duo and string quintet 2014-2016; The Forge
      Camden, St James’s Piccadilly, V&A, Cambridge Music Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Valence Festival,
      Ryedale Festival, UK Sibelius Society and music societies throughout UK – various ensembles including
      Rosetta Trio (with Miaomiao Yu – Bach to Baby), Navarra Quartet, RAM Chamber Ensemble and RCM
      Chamber Ensemble.
•    Recording for Merlin Classics of chamber works by Christopher Wright, 2006
•    Dvorak Romance with Kingston Chamber Orchestra, 2019
•    Bach Concerto for two violins with All Hallows Festival Orchestra, 2019
•    Mozart Concerto in A K219 with Kingston Chamber Orchestra, 2018
•    Schubert Rondo in A D438 with Kingston Chamber Orchestra, 2011
•    Bach Concerto for Two Violins with Sittingbourne Choral Society Orchestra, 2006
•    Mozart Concerto in G K216 with Southbank Sinfonia at Anghiari Festival, 2004
•    Arnold Concerto for Two Violins with Selwyn College Music Society Orchestra, 1998

•    City of London Sinfonia – Room to Room – interactive music for the elderly, 2020;
      Interactive music at children’s hospitals without animateur, 2009 ongoing; family concerts, early years
      workshops and care home projects, 2008-2011.
•    Spitalfields Festival Music Animateur Apprenticeship Scheme, 2006-2007
•    Florestan Festival at Peasmarsh – workshops, 2007
•    St Raphael’s Hospice, Memory Lane Club, Wimbledon Guild – interactive concerts for dementia
      sufferers and carers, 2006-2015.
•    Blackheath Halls Youth Artists Scheme, Southbank Sinfonia and independent workshops, 2002 onwards

•    Private teaching (beginner – diploma; children and adults) since 2000
•    Various schools, directly and through hubs
•    Kingston University – BMus and MMus performance students, 2016 ongoing
•    Coaching at King’s College School, Wimbledon, 2019 ongoing

•    Music Teacher magazine – regular reviews and features since 2012
•    Classical Music magazine – occasional reviews and features since 2012
•    Violin Notes – guide to pieces in ABRSM violin syllabus, 2016-2019
•    Violin Notes – guide to pieces in ABRSM violin syllabus, 2012-2015
•    Music Sales Publishing – editor of Restart Violin, 2011

•    Royal College of Music PGDip Performance 1999-2011
•    Cambridge, Selwyn College BA in Music 1996-1999
          Yossi Zivoni               Susanne Stanzeleit

•    Countess of Munster Award, 2000
•    Dartington International Summer School Bursary to study with Ruggiero Ricci, 2002
•    Cambridge Instrumental Award 1998; Roe Prize for Musical Performance, 1999

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