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Dayna Townsend


Professional Orchestral Experience

Welsh National Opera

Royal Northern Sinfonia

European Union Chamber Orchestra

London Concert Orchestra (incl. Ministry of Sound Classical work)

English Symphony Orchestra (incl. Co-Principal 2nd violin)

Sinfonia Cymru

The Novello Orchestra

Cinematic Sinfonia

British Sinfonietta

Rejouissance Baroque Ensemble

Welsh Baroque Orchestra


Welsh National Opera Placement Scheme 2018 - 2020

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Placement Scheme 2016 – 2020

Royal Welsh College Symphony, Chamber Orchestras and String Ensembles                                        as Leader and Principal 2nd violin 2017-2020

Chamber Ensembles

Hiraeth String Quartet 2018 – 2019

Ballare Trio 2016 – 2017

Rosea Quartet 2014 – 2017  


English Symphony Orchestra 2017 – 2018

         o     Mentor and Principal 2nd Violin for the ESO Youth Orchestra, August 2018                                    o     “Try an Instrument” session at Huntingdon Hall, Worcester, August 2017

Ballare Piano Trio 2016

          o     Introductory sessions to string and piano instruments, masterclasses and concerts

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 2013 - 2014

          o     Inspire Orchestra and school projects


Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama:                                                                                       

         o     MMus Orchestral Performance Distinction

                             Annual Scholarship
                             Tutor: Lowri Porter

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

        o      BMus (Hons) Violin Performance First Class Honours 2014-2018

                             Annual Scholarship
                             Tutors: Lesley Hatfeld 2016-2018 and Nick Whiting

Masterclasses and Music Festivals

British Isles Music Festival (studying with Philippe Honoré and Igor Keller) 2022

Savitri Grier 2019

Nicola Benedetti 2018

Benjamin Baker and Daniel Phillips 2016

Itzhak Rashkovsky 2015 – 2020

Competitions and Awards

Sir Ian Stoutzker Prize Semi-Finalist 2020

RWCMD Concerto Competition Finalist 2019

Music in the Vale Prize for Instrumental Ensemble First Place 2018 – Hiraeth String Quartet

Cardiff Violins Prize for Chamber Ensembles Joint Winners 2017 – Ballare Piano Trio

Hereford Male Police Choir Bursary Competition First Place 2014


Matthew Scrivener (Leader of English National Ballet)

Lowri Porter (Co-Leader of the Welsh National Opera Oct 2014 – Dec 2022)  

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Violin, Baroque Violin