Sara Trickey

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Junior Guildhall
Violin Tutor


Sara Trickey is an award-winning solo violinist and chamber musician. She studied at the Royal College of Music, at Cambridge University (where she achieved a double starred First) and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a Scholarship Student of Camilla Wicks. She has also studied with Emanuel Hurwitz, Pauline Scott and Mark Knight in London and with Joey Corpus in New York.In duo recital she has recently appeared with Stephen Kovacevich, Roger Vignoles, Tom Poster and Daniel Tong, among others. As winner of the Grace Williams Memorial prize she has given recitals at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, and she has also performed at the Purcell Room, the Royal Opera House, Kings Place and at numerous festivals and music societies. These performances also include broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and Welsh television. In her duo with Andrew Watkinson, leader of the Endellion Quartet, she continues to explore the repertoire for two violins, appearing at Kettles Yard, Cambridge and at the Lichfield Festival.As an experienced concerto player Sara has performed most of the major works for violin and orchestra. She has performed concertos with the City of London Sinfonia, the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square under John Lubbock, the New London Soloists Ensemble, the South Bank Sinfonia, the Haydn Chamber Orchestra, the Birmingham Chamber Orchestra, the St. David’s Chamber Orchestra and the Ten Tors Orchestra among others. She was also the soloist in the Mendelssohn concerto with the Cardiff Philharmonic on tour in France and was the featured violinist at the Presteigne Festival in 2007, where she will return in 2013.Sara has recently recorded all the violin sonatas by William Mathias for Naxos with pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, the first time these pieces have been recorded. She has a strong interest in contemporary music, and the violin and piano piece Adonis was written for her by David Matthews, who is also in the process of writing a violin and viola double concerto for her and Sarah-Jane Bradley.As a chamber musician Sara was leader of the Bronte string quartet between 2001 and 2006. The quartet was a prize-winner at the 2005 international competition in Cremona and won first prize at the Royal Overseas League competition in 2003. Sara has also led many other ensembles, including the Orchestra of St Johns and Independent Opera.Sara lives in London with her husband and two children, Leo and Anna.