First Violins

First Violins

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Alina Hiltunen

Leader

Finnish-born Alina has been playing the violin since she was five. She held her first solo recital at the age of 14. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2011, and took her degree in music education at the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences (NK-UAS) in Finland. Alina has played in many masterclasses and has performed in Finland, the USA and the UK. …Read More

Finnish-born Alina has been playing the violin since she was five. She held her first solo recital at the age of 14. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2011, and took her degree in music education at the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences (NK-UAS) in Finland. Alina has played in many masterclasses and has performed in Finland, the USA and the UK. She led the symphony orchestra of Joensuu Conservatoire & NK-UAS for four years and worked as a soloist with the orchestra on numerous occasions. Alina has played in many chamber music groups, and has worked professionally with the Joensuu City Orchestra.

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Nadine Bleach

Nadine is a keen musician and enjoys playing the violin, oboe, piano and singing. Her achievements on the violin include: leading her school orchestra; playing with the orchestra at Imperial College London under the guidance of the current New York City Ballet conductor, Daniel Capps; and more recently playing with her local community orchestra with soloists including Ingrid Jacoby, Leonard Elschenbroich and Nicola Benedetti. …Read More

Nadine is a keen musician and enjoys playing the violin, oboe, piano and singing. Her achievements on the violin include: leading her school orchestra; playing with the orchestra at Imperial College London under the guidance of the current New York City Ballet conductor, Daniel Capps; and more recently playing with her local community orchestra with soloists including Ingrid Jacoby, Leonard Elschenbroich and Nicola Benedetti.

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Andy Yuchuan Tsao

Andy trained at Trinity College of Music. He is currently a violin tutor and performing artist who is equally at home in the classical, pop and jazz worlds.

Andy trained at Trinity College of Music. He is currently a violin tutor and performing artist who is equally at home in the classical, pop and jazz worlds.

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Vaida Zilinskaite

Vaida, who began playing the violin at the age of six, graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a focus in performance and chamber music ensembles. Vaida has since participated in music festivals and workshops in Germany, Belgium, and Russia and performed with a variety of orchestras. In 2014 she moved to London, where she is an orchestral musician and violin teacher. …Read More

Vaida, who began playing the violin at the age of six, graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a focus in performance and chamber music ensembles. Vaida has since participated in music festivals and workshops in Germany, Belgium, and Russia and performed with a variety of orchestras. In 2014 she moved to London, where she is an orchestral musician and violin teacher.

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