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Sara-Peggy Nolan

Cello Tutor & Chamber Music Coach

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Peggy Nolan began cello lessons at the age of seven. During her school years, she studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin before commencing her third level training at the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Peter Dixon and later Raphael Wallfisch and Hannah Roberts.

Peggy enjoys a varied music life, including chamber music, orchestral playing and teaching. As a member of the Eblana String trio she has given numerous performances for music societies and festivals throughout the UK. Other highlights have included performing the Hindemith String Trios in Stellenbosch, South Africa, a recital for the Internationales Musikfest Goslar, Germany, as well as recently being selected as Park Lane Young Artists from 2015 to 2016. For two years the trio held the position of Junior Fellows in Chamber Music at Birmingham Conservatoire, providing chamber music classes and tuition to students within the chamber music department.

Peggy was a founding member of the Borromini Quartet, a young London-based ensemble, performing on instruments and bows of the classical period. In 2011 the quartet were finalists of the York Early Music Competition for young ensembles, and were chosen as beneficiaries of the Brighton Early Music Live scheme 2012-2013.

A busy freelance musician, Peggy frequently performs with some of the UK and Ireland's finest orchestras including the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Orchestra of Opera North, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Peggy holds an International Artist Diploma in String Leadership, Master of Music and first class Bachelor degree from the RNCM.