Abigail is a busy London based freelance violinist & violist. Her current performance projects include those with the Cornelius Ensemble & the Amber Players string quartets (www.amberplayers.co.uk) and the Byron Piano Trio. Abigail studied music at Goldsmiths College London, going on the gain a Postgraduate in violin performance from RWCMD Cardiff where she won a number of scholarships. Recent engagements have included guest principal 2nd violin with London Schubert Players and the Classical Soloists chamber orchestras as well as freelance work with many symphony orchestras, opera and theatre companies throughout the U.K. Abigail has given solo recitals in England and Wales as well as in France and the Czech Republic. She has recently performed solo roles with the Performance Ensemble of East London (Bachs concerto for 2 violins) and the LCMM string ensemble (VaughanWilliams Variations on a theme of Thomas Tallis). Abigail combines her passion for chamber music with a busy teaching schedule. Currently she teaches for ELLSO (East London Late Starters Orchestra), Our Ladys Convent School, Newham Music and is codirector of the Intermediate Performance Ensemble of East London.
Abigail Dance's Qualifications
I hold a BMus(Hons) degree in music from Goldsmiths College, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Violin Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Abigail Dance's Expertise
I have 9 years of experience in teaching violin, viola and chamber music. As well as my regular teaching work I have been invited to teach on a number of Summer Schools and given masterclasses in various aspects of performance. Over the past few years I have become heavily involved in adult education in addition to my work with children, and regularly coach chamber ensembles and orchestras.