ORCHESTRALLeader Lapland Chamber Orchestra – Job offer
Guest Leader English Symphony Orchestra
Guest Leader Jönköpings Sinfonietta, Sweden
Principal First Violin Royal Northern Sinfonia (sitting No.2 and No.3) (2013 - 2014)
Guest Principal 2nd Violin Royal Northern Sinfonia
Guest Principal 2nd Violin Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Guest Principal 2nd Violin Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
London Chamber Orchestra
Leader of Finzi String Quartet (2007-2012) – Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Sony Auditorio, Madrid
Laureates: YCAT, ROSL, Trondheim International Quartet Competition
Awards: Kirckman Concert Soceity, Tunnell Trust, Park Lane, Tillett Trust
Junior Fellows in Chamber Music – Royal Northern College of Music, Trinity College of Music
Collaborations: Christoph Richter, Robert Plane, Marcus Farnsworth
Alban Berg Quartet, Hatto Beyerle, András Keller, Johannes Meissl, Heime Müller, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Ferenc Radós
Wye Valley Chamber Music (2013- ) with Malin Broman; Alice Neary; Marie Bitloch; Tom Dunn; Daniel Tong - projects in Kings Place, London and the Wye Valley, UK
IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music
Coriolan String Trio (Robin Michael, Cello; Ruth Gibson, Viola)
Guest Violinist – London Bridge Ensemble, Chamber Domaine, Heath Quartet
RLPO/Handley – Barber, Bruch, Lark Ascending
Gerald MacDonald Candide Award (Shell LSO)
Countess of Munster Music Trust
Drapers’ Company Award
Martin Musical Scholarship Fund
South Square Trust Award
Norman George Violin Competition, Eleanor Warren Salon Prize (RNCM)
FESTIVALS / TRAININGArtistic Director and Founder - Beddgelert Music Festival - www.beddgelertmusicfestival.org.uk
Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
Southwell Music Festival
Britten-Pears Quartet Academy/Residencies, ProQuartet, International Sommer Akademie Austria, Holland Music Sessions
EDUCATION2009-2010 Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía - Chamber Music Institute
2008-2009 Royal College of Music – PGDip with Distinction
2002-2007 Royal Northern College of Music – Masters in Performance with Distinction, BMus (Hons) with First Class
Shmuel Ashkenasi,Thomas Kemp, Maciej Rakowski, Jan Repko
'..first violinist Sara Wolstenholme soared effortlessly in the ethereal third movement Solo.'
(Britten String Quartet No.3)
'Leader Sara Wolstenholme's playing here was so full of elegance and grace that we could well have had the exposition repeated.'
' [Sara] gave an imaginative, exciting account of the demanding Barber concerto....here is a player with lyricism and maturity, offsetting woodwind interpolations in the final movement with sparkling and immaculate articulation. '
(Barber Violin Concerto with RLPO)
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