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André Swanepoel



  • 2003 - Principal Second Violin of the Irish Chamber Orchestra
  • 2010 - Offered Principal 1st Violin - position (No.3), Northern Sinfonia
  • 1996-2003 - Principal Second Violin of the Deutsche Kammerakademie (German Chamber Academy)

Guest work:

  • Welsh National Opera - Assistant Leader
  • Kammerphilharmonie Amadé - Co-Concert Master
  • The Hallé - Principal 2nd Violin and No.2, 3 and 4 1st Violin
  • Northern Sinfonia - Principal 2nd Violin
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra - No.3 1st Violin
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Principal 2nd Violin
  • Scottish Ensemble
  • English National Opera
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Mainzer Kammerorchester
  • South African National Symphony Orchestra
  • Transvaal Philharmonic Orchestra

Chamber/ Solo

  • Chamber recitals in the UK and Ireland with Anthony Marwood, Jörg Widmann, Isabelle van Keulen and ICO principals.
  • Other chamber performances include Kettles Yard, Cambridge and appearances at the City of London, Chichester, Shannon International, Ryedale, Keswick, International Danube-, Via Musica and St. Endellion festivals.
  • Frequent appearances as soloist with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, amongst others the world premiere of Elaine Agnew’s Concerto for Two Violins in July 2005. Subsequent 8-concert tour in September 2005.
  • Appearances as soloist in the UK and South Africa.
  • As member of the “European Music Project” a CD-production for Schott edition/Wergo, recordings for Bavarian Radio, and live CD-recording of works by Schoenberg and Schrecker in their original, solo versions.
  • Chamber recitals in Germany, South America (for the German “Goethe-Institut”) and South Africa. Recordings for West German Radio.


  • 2012 - Teaching Violin at the Royal Welsh College of Music
  • 2004 - Tutor for Violin and Chamber Music at the Sage, Gateshead
  • 2008 - Under-, Postgraduate teaching: Durham University, University of Limerick
  • 2008 - Teacher at ConCorda Chamber Music course, Ireland
  • 2010 - Coaching 1st and 2nd Violins: Britten-Pears Orchestra
  • Directing, coaching and mentoring: University of Limerick’s Academos
  • Full string section coaching: Durham University Orchestra
  • Sectional coaching: Cardiff University Orchestra


  • 1993 BMus (Performing Arts), 1995 BMus Honores (Perf.), 2005 MMus (Perf.) (all with Distinction) awarded by the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Violin studies with Alan Solomon.
  • Further study with Winfried Rademacher at the “Hochschule für Musik Trossingen”; and with Charles-André Linale at the “Hochschule für Musik Köln” and the “Hogeschool voor de Kunste, Utrecht”. Postgraduate Diploma awarded in 2000.
  • Masterclasses with Christian Altenburger, Eugene Fodor. Private lessons with Ana Chumachenko.

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