In association with
Ms Sarah Walsh

September 2016 – 2018 Currently commencing a Master of Arts Degree in Baroque Violin Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, London studying with Nicolette Moonen

September 2011-June 2015 BMus degree (First Class Honours) at the CIT Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland studying with Katherine Hunka (Irish Chamber Orchestra), Chamber Music with Joachim Roewer (ICO) and Baroque Violin with Marja Gaynor (Irish Baroque Orchestra)
Instruments: Violin/Baroque Violin (Beginner to Advanced)
Genre/Style(s): Classical/Traditional Irish
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced



Sarah began her violin studies with Bridget Murphy, Robert Peoples and Orsoyla Szabo-Yelamo as part of the Donegal Music Education Partnership/Donegal ETB, based in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. She has recently been awarded a First Class Honours BMus degree from the CIT Cork School of Music (September 2011- June 2015), studying violin with Katherine Hunka, chamber music with Joachim Roewer and baroque violin with Marja Gaynor. A previous winner of the Vanbrugh String Quartet Chamber Music Competition with the Lumos Quartet (2014), Sarah was the recipient of a scholarship to attend the Apple Hill Centre for Centre Chamber Music summer programme in 2010 and again in 2011. A past member of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and ConCorda Chamber Music Course, she has had experience leading and co-leading the CSM Project Orchestra and CSM Symphony Orchestra. She has taken a keen interest in baroque violin over the last four years, playing as a soloist and chamber musician with the Cork School of Music Baroque Ensemble, newly formed Ensemble Dagda and the Cork Baroque Orchestra in a number of festivals in Ireland including the East Cork Early Music Festival and the Cork International Choral Festival. She has received masterclasses from Rachel Podger, Liv Hyem, Adrian Butterfield, Elizabeth Wallfisch and is currently studying with Claire Duff (Leader of the Irish Baroque Orchestra). Sarah was recently featured as a soloist in Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ from the Four Seasons with the Cork Baroque Players in St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, Cork (September 2015) as part of the East Cork Early Music Festival’s fundraising concert. She was a participant of both the 1st and 2nd International Baroque Violin Masterclass series with Monica Huggett which included performances and workshops held in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. In December 2015 Sarah received a full scholarship to study at postgraduate level (MA) in baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London for two years commencing in September 2016. She was recently awarded a place at the 2016 Berwick Baroque Academy held in Oregon, U.S.A that took place in June. Recent performances include a live recording from Hillsborough Castle, Belfast on the BBC Radio Three programme 'In Tune', of excerpts from Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas' with early music group Sestina.

Teaching experience:

I have experience teaching violin both privately and in a school/education outreach project. In the past year I have been a violin tutor for the Irish Chamber Orchestra's outreach and education project 'Sing Out With Strings' which involved working with primary schools in Limerick City, Ireland. I have a passion for education, music making and learning, and I believe that playing an instrument should be a fun and exciting experience!All ages and abilities are most welcome, I have experience preparing and entering students of varying levels for grade examinations. Lessons can be tailored to suit the individual whether it is for a grade exam or simply for the enjoyment of playing music!

Contact Sarah

Address: Kilburn,
Greater London
Phone: 00353879515808
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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