Salome Rateau

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Junior Guildhall
Violin Tutor


"I believe that an essential part of our life is to learn to communicate and that music offers a widerange of tools to do it with passion and beauty."

Salomé graduated in Université de Paris-Sorbonnes and Université de Poitiers for Musicology,Modern Violin Interpretation, and Pedagogy in 2013 and earned a Masters degree with distinctionin 2015 at the Royal Academy of Music in Modern and Historical Performance. Constantly seeking for new approaches and musical horizons, she has played a wild variety ofrepertoires - from early baroque operas to contemporary Indian music, or classical repertoire to poprock and has been enriched by each and every single new adventures. She discovered orchestra repertoire at the age of 15 in the festival of Saintes where she played in theJeune Orchestre Atlantique with Philippe Herreweghe for 10 years and the Jeune Orchestre HectorBerlioz with François-Xavier Roth. Since she moved to the UK in 2013, she has been playing withRachel Podger (Brecon Baroque), Bojan Cicik (Instruments of Time and Truth) and NicoletteMoonen (Bach Players) for early repertoires and has been on the deputy list of the LondonSymphonic Orchestra for modern repertoires since 2017. She enjoys Opera above all and has been invited to lead and play in different ensembles acrossEurope: Helios Collective (UK), London Early Opera, Westminster Opera Company (UK, France),Apotheosis and the International Opera Academy (Belgium), Instante Collective (UK), Il Gardellino(Netherlands) and the London Choral Sinfonia (UK). She is involved in smaller Strings’ groups such as the Camerata Alma Viva (Switzerland), exploringmindfulness in music; or the Longbows collective (UK) led by Peter Shepperd-Skaeverd.She has been part of recent recordings with the London Early Opera (Handel’s Queens, Signum),the Longbow Collective (new commissions, Divine Arts recordings), Instante Collective (LittleThings in Odd Shapes, NovAntiqua Records) and has been touring for the promotion of theacclaimed B-Side album recorded by the Camerata Alma Viva (NoMadMusic) and premiered thePygmalion's with the Apotheosis Orchestra (Ramée). Salomé has always felt the need to give back what she has discovered for herself and has alwaysdedicated a portion of her time for the generations to come. She is a very dedicated teacher and iscurrently teaching in two very different set-ups: Junior Guildhall at the Guildhall School of Music &  Drama in London and the Dragon School in Oxford. The projects to come for the 2019-2020 season include Masterclasses and Coaching in AntwerpConservatoire, an Italian Album with Project 1750 (ensemble based in Belgium). She is also part ofthe Global Leaders Programme 2020 Cohort and will be called for coaching, performances andlectures across the American continent as an advocate for music and social change. Salomé plays a Jean and Nicolas Colin violin made in 1843 and a copy of a 1659 Amati made byMarc Soubeyran.