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Brigid Coleridge, violin

Brigid Coleridge is an Australian violinist currently based in Boston. Her recital projects focus on her interest in music and literature, displaying a critical and multidisciplinary engagement with the works she presents. She is particularly interested in exploring the theatrical possibilities of performance, combining her experience as a violinist with her experience as an actor and theatrical director during her earlier studies. Highlights of her theatre work include a restaging of excerpts from Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale for actor and mirrors, as well as roles in works by Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.

Brigid has performed as soloist and chamber musician in major international concert venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room. She is a frequent recitalist, most recently having completed a recital tour of Holland with her duo partner, pianist Lee Dionne and she has received repeated invitations to perform at Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival in Vermont USA. Her appearances as concerto soloist have included the works of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.

Brigid holds an Artist Diploma degree and a Masters Degree in Performance from the Royal College of Music, London. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with degrees in English Literature, French Language and Violin Performance. Currently, Brigid is a doctoral candidate in music performance at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she works with Daniel Phillips. Previous important music mentors include Maciej Rakowski and Mark Mogilevski.

Brigid is a former recipient of the Welsford Smithers Travelling Scholarship from the University of Melbourne, a Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship award and the Australian Music Foundation’s Guy Parsons Award. She gratefully acknowledges additional support from the Youth Music Foundation, the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Ars Musica Foundation.

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