Clio comes to Salle


The AST is delighted to welcome Clio Gould as as violin/director for Salle concert

Clio enjoys variety in her career as a violinist and performs as soloist, chamber musician, director and leader both internationally and at home in the UK.

She last appeared with the Academy of St Thomas in 1997 playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in St Andrew’s Hall.

In 2002, she was appointed leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, becoming the first female leader of a symphony orchestra in London, a position she held until 2016. She has also been Principal Violin of the London Sinfonietta and Artistic Director of Scottish Ensemble, directing from the violin.

Clio has appeared as concerto soloist with most of the UK’s leading orchestras covering a wide ranging repertoire. Known as one of Britain’s foremost interpreters of contemporary music, recent highlights include a second performance at the Royal Festival Hall of Pierre Boulez’s epic work for solo violin and live electronics, Anthemes 2, and performances in Sweden of Oliver Knussen’s Violin Concerto with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, alongside directing and chamber concerts in New Zealand and Japan.

The Knussen concerto is a work with which she feels a deep connection, and she has been fortunate to give many performances of it with the composer conducting in Finland, Sweden, Japan, Hungary and at the UK premiere with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Clio plays the Rutson Stradivarius of 1694, which has generously been lent to her by the Royal Academy of Music where she regularly directs the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists. In 1999 she was awarded Honorary Membership of the Academy. Top of Form.

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