Morwenna Del Mar — Cello
Morwenna Del Mar enjoys a busy and varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, and is increasingly in demand as a orchestral principal player.
She is principal cello of the Covent Garden Sinfonia and is a member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as guest principal with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, Orchestra of Scottish Opera, English Touring Opera, Rambert Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Northern Ballet Sinfonia. She works regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Performances with orchestra include concertos by Schumann, Saint-Saëns and Elgar, and Tchaikovksy's Variations on a Rococo Theme, and the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Del Mar Piano Trio, and she has performed solo at the Reid Concert Hall (Edinburgh), Leeds Town Hall, The Purcell Room (London), The Courtauld Gallery (Somerset House, London), St James, Piccadilly (London), the Budleigh Salterton Festival (Devon), and at King's College Chapel (Cambridge) as part of the King's College Easter Festival. Recent concerto appearances include three performances of the Brahms Double Concerto with violinist Francesca Barritt and conductor Ben Palmer in 2015-2016.
Morwenna read music at Cambridge University, graduating in 2005. She continued her studies as a cellist at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awards a postgraduate performance diploma with distinction and a DipRAM for an outstanding final recital. She then studied for two years with Professor Steven Doance at the Eastman School of Music, New York, graduating in 2009 with a Masters in Music. Whilst at the Royal Academy of Music Morwenna was awarded a Leverhulme Orchestral Fellowship and, following her involvement in the London Symphony Orchestra’s ‘String Experience Scheme’ she was awarded their PROMIS Award for the most outstanding string experience student. Morwenna has received awards for solo and chamber performances, including one of the English Chamber Orchestra's inaugural Duchess of Cornwall Awards. She is very grateful for the generous support of Richard Syred in assisting her studies.
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