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Fenella Humphreys

With playing described in the press as "unforgettable" and "a wonder", violinist Fenella Humphreys enjoys a busy career combining chamber music and solo work.

She has broadcast for the BBC, Classic FM, and German, Canadian, Australian and Korean Radio and TV. Her first concerto recording for Dutton Epoch with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Martin Yates was released recently to great critical acclaim, including selection as 'Orchestral Choice CD' in a 5 star review in the BBC Music Magazine.

A number of eminent British composers have written works for Fenella both in her own right and as a former member of the Lawson Trio. Her project Bach to the Future, commissioning a set of 6 new solo violin works by leading British composers Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gordon Crosse, Piers Hellawell, Adrian Sutton, Sally Beamish and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, has seen performances at Aldeburgh, St. Magnus International Festival, Ryedale Festival and Presteigne Festival. Concertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerakademie, she also enjoys guest leading and directing.

Fenella's teachers have included Sidney Griller CBE, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Ida Bieler and David Takeno, studying at the Purcell School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf graduating with the highest attainable marks. Fenella plays a beautiful violin from the circle of Peter Guaneri of Venice, kindly on loan from Jonathan Sparey.