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Mr Edward McCullagh
Mr Edward McCullagh

Biography

Teaching Biography:

2011-12 Successfully prepared students to ABRSM Grade 1 with Distinction, and for diploma exam. Taught sudents from age 9 to 60.
Deputy teaching at Camden School for Girls.

2010-11 Violin tutor on the Bridge Project (London Music Masters), at Ashmole Primary School, Southwark. Attended Suzuki Method Training Sessions with Gillian Lledra as part of program.
Junior Royal Academy of Music Group String classes ages 6-8.

2008-9 Deputy teaching at Cherry Pie Studios, Wimbledon.

2007-8 Private teaching.


EDUCATION AND OUTREACH WORK


• Southbank Sinfonia 2012. A range of education work, from Side-by-side orchestral projects with pupils from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Bradford Music Centre, composition workshops led by Barry Russell, Several ‘Saturday Spectacular’ concerts at Cadogan Hall, London.
• LPO ‘Funharmonics’ 2011 outreach work giving quick 5 minute lessons to children interested in learning violin.
• Marryat Players (chamber orchestra for young musicians, Wimbledon) - Sectional coach 2008-present
• Pro Corda Education Work, introduction to Dalcroze Eurythmics 2005-7.


Playing Biography:

Edward McCullagh is a young professional violinist and has been a member of Southbank Sinfonia this year. He finished his Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music in 2010, studying violin with Lydia Mordkovitch. He previously studied at the Conservatoire Royale de Bruxelles, at the Junior Royal Academy, and he also has a Bachelor degree from the University of Bristol in French and Spanish. His other teachers include Lorraine McAslan, Ofer Falk and Shirly Laub.
Solo performances include Martinu Sinfonia Concertante with Paul Daniel conducting Southbank Sinfonia, Bruch violin concerto no.1 and Bach Double Concerto at St John’s Smith Square, recitals at Holywell Music Room, Aldeburgh Parish Church and with Isabelle Bonesire, violin professor at the Conservatoire Royale de Bruxelles. His interest in contemporary music has seen him performing violin solo in Gavin Bryar’s ‘Jesus’ Blood’ at St George’s Bristol, invitations to the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme Contemporary Course, Cheltenham Festival Academy, as well as concerts with the London Sinfonietta and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, as part of the Academy’s contemporary ‘Manson’ ensemble.
Edward is an experienced chamber musician, playing with the Gildas Quartet (Tunnell Trust Winners) at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, the Berkeley Ensemble (Finalists Royal Overseas League) and previously played in the Azzura String Quartet, winners of the 2005 National Youth String Quartet Competition (performances in Conway Hall, Cambridge Summer Music Festival and Leeds International Festival). He has performed chamber music at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Conway Hall, Holywell Music Room, Glasgow University, and recently the Royal Opera House ‘Crush Room’, leading Bliss’ Oboe Quintet.
As an orchestral musician he is an extra player with the Hallé Orchestra, and has played with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Orion Orchestra and Sinfonia Cymru. He led the Southbank Sinfonia this year in a performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius at the Royal Festival Hall, and has also played with the European Union Youth Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy and Gianandrea Noseda, and the Britten Pears Orchestra with Edward Gardner. He has performed in solo masterclasses to Tasmin Little, Gyorgy Pauk and Kathy Stott, as well as quartet masterclasses to the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet, Apollon Musagete Quartet, and coaching from the Allegri, Endellion, Kuss, Wihan and Chillingirian quartets. He is very grateful to the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, for their generous support over the last year.

Contact Edward

Address: Blackheath
London
Greater London
SE3 0QX
Phone: 07875161355
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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