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Sara Trickey

Sara Trickey brings her "beautifully refined tone" (Musical Opinion) and her "fiery and passionate" performance style (The Strad) to her award-winning career as both solo violinist and chamber musician. She studied with Camilla Wicks and has also been a regular participant at the International Musicians' Seminar at Prussia Cove.

Sara's duo with pianist Daniel Tong was awarded Selected/Recommended Artist status for 2014 under the Making Music/NFMS scheme. As winner of the Grace Williams Memorial prize she has given recitals at St David's Hall in Cardiff, and she has also performed on many occasions at the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and at numerous festivals and music societies. She performed at the Legion of Honour in San Francisco as a winner of the Heifetz Guarnerius Award from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her performances in the UK 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.

As an experienced concerto player Sara Trickey has performed most of the major repertoire for violin and orchestra. She has performed concertos with the City of London Sinfonia, the Orchestra of St John's, Smith Square, the New London Soloists Ensemble, the Southbank Sinfonia, the Haydn Chamber Orchestra, the Welsh Sinfonia and many others. She was also the soloist in the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Cardiff Philharmonic on tour in France and has been the featured violinist at the Presteigne Festival many times.

She has recently made a world premiere recording of all the violin sonatas by William Mathias for Naxos with pianist Iwan Llewelyn-Jones, to critical acclaim ("Excellent performances", The Guardian). She has a strong interest in contemporary music, and the violin and piano piece Adonis, as well as a double concerto for violin and viola, were written for her by David Matthews.

As a chamber musician Sara Trickey was leader of the prize-winning Bronte string quartet between 2001 and 2006. She has performed with groups such as Counterpoise and Contemporary Consort, and is a founder member of the Odysseus Piano Trio.