Caroline Pether

Caroline Pether

Visiting Tutor - Violin

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Caroline is the Leader of Manchester Camerata, often assuming the role of Soloist and/or Director with the orchestra. Chamber music sensibilities are at the heart of Caroline’s music-making; she enjoys a regular duo partnership with Camerata's principal cellist Hannah Roberts and guest leads chamber music projects and chamber orchestras across the UK. Caroline was also the Leader of Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru from 2016 until 2021. From 2010 to 2019 Caroline was the first violinist of the Zelkova Quartet, winners of the 2017 St Martin's Chamber Music Competition and the 2014 Royal Overseas League Elias Fawcett Award for Outstanding Chamber Ensemble. Through her work with chamber orchestras and her quartet, Caroline has been fortunate to study and work closely with many incredible musicians; Gábor Takács-Nagy, Ferenc Rados, Hatto Beyerle and Peter Cropper to name but a few.

Caroline is passionate about enthusing and educating the next generation of musicians in her work as both a Violin Tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and as a guest elsewhere, delivering masterclasses and workshops. Caroline began her studies with leading violin educator Lucy Akehurst at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s esteemed Young Strings Project and later studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music with Professor Wen Zhou Li.

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