Jamie Hutchinson

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Tereza Privratska

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Tereza Privratska graduated from Prague Conservatory under the tutelage of Jindrich Pazdera, before moving to London to study with Maurice Hasson and Jack Liebeck at Royal Academy of Music, completing a BMus and a MMus. A sought-after solo, chamber and orchestral performer, Tereza is a prize winner of several international violin competitions, including the Kocian International Competition (Czech Republic), and The Talents for Europe (Slovakia). At 13, she performed Vivaldi’s Double violin concerto with legendary Josef Suk in Prague’s Rudolfinum. Other appearances include the Prague Spring International Festival, and solo recitals in Europe and North America. She is the founder and 1st violin of the award-winning Jubilee Quartet, who performs regularly in venues and festivals internationally; with London appearances at Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall and Purcell Room. Tereza is a devoted violin and chamber music teacher and is currently undertaking a PhD in string quartet pedagogy. She teaches string quartets at the Purcell School Chamber Academy and is an Assistant Violin Teacher at The Yehudi Menuhin School.

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Nemanja Ljubinkovic

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Nemanja Ljubinković began his musical studies at the age of 6 in Belgrade with Dejan Mihailović, giving his first recital aged 10. He was the prize-winner at the International Yamaha Competition, Città di Genova Violin Awards and the Jeunesse Musicale Competition. He studied in Munich at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater with Anna Chumachenko, and he regularly worked with Zakhar Bron, Ida Haendel, and Igor Ozim.  As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician he has performed with the Bayerishe Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Bayerische Staatsoper, München Kammerorchester and Bayreuth Festipielhaus among many others. He is also a member of the award-winning chamber ensemble Double Sens in Paris, with whom he has recorded four albums exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon.

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Anna Harpham

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Having gained a BMus degree with First Class Honours, Anna continued her studies at the Royal College of Music, gaining an MMus degree with Distinction in July 2008. Anna was the leader of the Cavaleri Quartet until the birth of her daughter in 2013 and their performance highlights include appearances at the Wigmore Hall, Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Rachmaninov Hall, Moscow, and a live broadcast for BBC Radio 3 as part of the BBC Proms.

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Emanuela Buta

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Born in Romania, Emanuela studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Professor Maurice Hasson, winning the Doris Faulkener Solo Violin Award and the honorary Diploma of RAM. At 7, Emanuela performed with the Arad Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania, and won the National Romanian Solo competitions between 1999-2001. She has made numerous television appearances with the Myrios Quartet, and has toured Europe, Middle East and Far East both as a soloist and chamber musician, leading on several occasions the Cardiff Sinfonietta and Sinfonia Cymru. In 2005, Emanuela won the National Youth String Quartet Competition as a member of the Azzura String Quartet. As part of the Myrios Quartet, she has performed at festivals including the Soviet Chamber, Slav, Windsor, Swaledale, Norfolk & Norwich and Newbury Festivals. She was invited by Gianandrea Noseda, conductor of Israel Philharmonic, to play in his Settimane Musicale orchestra in Stresa, Italy in 2006 and 2008. Emanuela now teaches at Pro Corda, and from 2008-2014 was a violin and chamber music professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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Colin Callow

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Colin Callow studied at Chetham's School and the Royal Northern College of Music. He performed with the Northern Sinfonia, before taking a position with the Amphion quartet. Subsequently, he has performed with quartets including the English, Medici and Chilingirian quartet, and played with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for 19 years, and more recently with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has coached many summer schools in England and Italy as an assistant to Manny Hurwitz. Colin is Principal 2nd Violin of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. 

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Imogen East

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Imogen started playing the violin at the age of 6 and won an exhibition to the RCM Junior Department aged 11. On entering the RCM full time, she studied with John Ludlow and latterly, Rodney Friend and Hugh Bean. During her time at the RCM, she led three of the four College orchestras, and secured a job in the BBC Symphony Orchestra during her 4th year of study. Upon leaving the RCM, she was awarded the Tagore Gold medal for the most outstanding student of the year. Four years later in she became the youngest member of the Philharmonia, where she played for 30 years in venues across the globe and with many of the world’s finest conductors and soloists. Since leaving in 2017, Imogen has pursued a very busy freelance career orchestrally mainly in London, but also playing in guest principal positions in Birmingham, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Newcastle, and Liverpool. She joined the Oxford Philharmonic after being offered a Principal First Violin position in 2018.

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Barbara Dziewięcka-Data

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Barbara Dziewięcka-Data was born in Poland and came to study in London in 2006, having been awarded a full scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where her teacher was Krzysztof Śmietana. She completed the BMus (Hons) course and got a distinction for her principal study in 2010. In 2012, Barbara graduated from the Royal College of Music in London where she completed a master’s in Performance, studying with a renowned teacher Itzhak Rashkovsky. Apart from the Oxford Philharmonic, Barbara’s orchestral experience includes working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Nigel Kennedy’s Orchestra of Life. She has taken part in projects conducted by Valery Gergiev, Jiří Bělohlávek, Semyon Bychkov, Marin Alsop, Sakari Oramo, Francois-Xavier Roth, Vasily Petrenko, Sir John Elliot Gardiner and others. Barbara is also a member of Latin ensemble Classico Latino. The group regularly performs in Latin America, including the Teatro Mayor Julio Santo Domingo and Teatro Libre in Bogota, Colombia.

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Alicja Smietana

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Born in 1983 in Kraków, Alicja Smietana is Assistant Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic. Winner of numerous competitions and awards, Alicja studied at the Kraków Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Kronberg Academy where her teacher was Christian Tetzlaff. Alicja has performed as a soloist and chamber musician with many of the world’s greatest musicians including Gideon Kremer, Nigel Kennedy, Martha Argerich, Simon Rattle and Gustavo Dudamel. In 2010, she was asked by Nigel Kennedy to become a co-artistic director of his new Orchestra of Life, with which she has also performed in the most renowned halls including the Berlin, Cologne and Munich Philharmonies, the Palais des congrès de Paris and the Royal Festival Hall. Alicja plays a magnificent Camillus Camilli violin dated 1740 with a Jean Persoit bow thanks to Mr Nigel Brown and the Stradivari Trust.

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