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Second Violin

A woman playing the violin

Alexandra Caldon graduated in June 2008 with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music where she completed her Postgraduate Diploma under Erich Gruenberg.

Whilst at the Academy she led the Concert Orchestra, was a member of the Academy Soloists, received the Bache Fund Prize, and in her final year was Project Manager of the Leverhulme Orchestral Mentoring Scheme. As a member of the Pirani Horn Trio she won the Academy’s piano trio prize, and was invited by the British Horn Society to give a performance of the Berkeley Horn Trio, op. 44 at a Memorial Concert for Dennis Brain.

In 2006 Alexandra completed her undergraduate degree in Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, graduating with first class honours. Whilst at Cambridge she received a University Instrumental Award, led the University Chamber Orchestra, and appeared as soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto in A major, K219. She was also awarded the Williamson Prize for Performance from Selwyn College. From 2007 – 2008 she was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, with whom she toured Europe and Asia.

Alexandra has also studied with Peter Hanson and Sophie Langdon, and is now working in London. In 2010 she was appointed No. 3 Second Violin with Britten Sinfonia, with whom she has toured the UK and abroad. She is also very active in our Creative Learning work, particularly with Britten Sinfonia Academy. Alexandra has also worked with the London Sinfonietta (including a performance at last year’s BBC Proms) and plays frequently with the London Chamber Orchestra.