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Joanna West


Professional Experience
Poisitons Held

English National Opera - Member of first violin section (1992-1994)
London Concert Orchestra - Principal 2nd Violin (2016-present)

Freelance work 1995-present
BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
The Britten Sinfonia
Carl Rosa Opera Orchestra (leader)
City of London Sinfonia
D’Oyly Carte Opera
English National Ballet
English National Opera
European Union Opera (sub principal 1st violin)
Grange Park Opera (leader 2004)
King’s Chamber Orchestra (principal 2nd violin)
Northern Sinfonia
Opus 20 (guest leader)
Pimlico Opera (leader)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sarum Chamber Orchestra
Thames Chamber Orchestra
The Ulster Orchestra

West End Shows
The Lion King
Whistle Down the Wind

Abacus Ensemble (finalist in the 1991 Bela Bartok International Chamber Music Competition)
Chroma Ensemble
Glentworth Ensemble
Helios (violin and piano duo)
St Endellion Festival ensembles
West Piano Trio

Purcell Room solo recital with pianist Maria Krivenski, May 2003
Mozart Violin Concerto in D, KV 218, February 1998, Isis Chamber Orchestra
Beethoven Violin Concerto, Feb 1999 and July 1999,Oxford Sinfonia

Private teaching practice - violin, viola and piano, all levels (1993 – present)     
Violin Teacher, Haileybury College: students from beginner to Diploma (2006 – present)
Head of Strings & Pre-Prep Music Teacher, Pipers Corner School, High Wycombe (2008-2013)
Violin Teacher & Prep Music Teacher, Heath Mount Preparatory School (2010-present)

Indiana University School of Music (1994-1995)
Cambridge University - MA (honours) in Music (1994)
Royal Academy of Music Diploma of Advanced Studies (1990-1992)
Member of European Community Youth Orchestra (1988-1990)
Cambridge University - BA (honours) in Music, with highest first class mark for performance (1987-1990)   

Prizes and Awards:
Bursary for Study with Kató Havas, The Royal Society of Musicians (1996)
Scholarship for study at Indiana University, The Wingate Foundation (1994)
Countess of Munster Trust Award (1991)
Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music (1990)

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