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Imogen Richards – Violin

Imogen began violin and piano lessons aged 5.  She became a Surrey Junior Exhibitioner and entered the Royal College of Music in 2000 where she studied violin with Kveta Vanecek and Rodney Friend.  During this time she was appointed leader of the RCM Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta.

She graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Music with B.MUS., M.MUS., and ATCL – Diploma for Piano.

As a member of the Bacchus Quartet she gave concerts aboard cruises to Greenland, the Caribbean, South Africa and at several venues in the UK. Imogen has performed as a soloist in Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Barcelona and in the UK at Cheltenham Town Hall, St James’ Church Piccadilly, and has given many recitals in London.

As a founder member of the Amati Duo Imogen has been giving concerts for over a decade at various venues in and around London such as the Victoria and Albert Museum,  Kensington Town Hall, the National Gallery, the Orangery – Holland Park and at music societies in the Lake District and Chichester.

For the past number of years Imogen has been involved in the live TV recording of the BBC proms from the Royal Albert Hall. Her recording career has seen her broadcasting for BBC Radio 3,  Asian TV and a number of commercial recordings with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Imogen can also be heard playing the violin solos on Richard Coxon’s Solo Album My Passion.

Imogen currently enjoys a busy freelance career working extensively with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra where she works throughout the UK and abroad.

Her violin was made for her in 1997 by Nigel Harris.