Violist from Scotland who studied with James Durant, a
teacher at the Royal
of Music and Drama.
whom she has worked include the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the
Glasgow Festival Strings, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra,
the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Ensemble, and the Waveney Sinfonia.
July 1998, she gave the world premiere of Edward McGuire’s “Viola
Concerto” with the Glasgow Festival Strings at the 26th International
pianist Peter Evans premiered Sally Beamish’s
“Viola Sonata” at The Town House in Haddington
in March 2002.
May 2003, she and Andrew Storey were the guest soloists of the Waveney Sinfonia at Trinity Methodist
Church in Lowestoft, where they performed the “Sinfonia Concertante for
Violin and Viola” of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
participated in a New York Viola Society concert in 2006 that included George
Benjamin’s “Viola, Viola”, York Bowen’s “Fantasie Quartet”, Benjamin Dale’s “Introduction
and Andante”, and Ichiro Nodaira’s “Transformation
I on the Ciaconna for Violin, BWV 1004 by J.S.
July 2007, she took part in the Florida International Festival in Elizabeth
Hall at Stetson
University. The program, entitled “Music from
the British Isles”, comprised English
ballads, Irish jigs, Scottish whirling ceilidh
music, and Welsh songs of lost love.
These were interspersed with readings from British authors such as
William Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas.
She was the
violist du jour on 29th May 2009 at the Assembly Rooms in Bath where she and her
colleagues performed Johannes Brahms’ “String Sextet No. 1 in B
flat, Op. 18” and Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4”.
In May 2012,
she and other members of the LSO recorded the first movement of “Septet
in E flat, Op. 20” by Ludwig van Beethoven as part of the orchestra’s
which she appears include: Classikhan, The Dust Bowl Symphony, Holst:
The Planets and John
Adams: A Flowering Tree with
the LSO, The Celtic by Dave
Heath, The Dreaming Sea by Karen
Songs of Paolo Tosti by Ben Heppner, Perthshire Amber by Dougie
MacLean, Ravel/Shostakovich with
the Scottish Ensemble, and Tears of
the Angels by the BT Scottish Ensemble and John Tavener.