Róisín Walters 

Róisín Walters 

Monday 11th May, 1pm

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A performance of Bach’s Partita no. 2 interspersed with traditional and original Irish pieces including Young Terence McDonaghGleanntain Ghlas Gaoith Dobhair, Danny Boy, Rosy's Air (Verity & Walters), Cooley's reel, Drowsy Maggie and Tam Lin. 

Irish violinist Róisín Walters enjoys and exciting and varied career. Her solo performances have brought her to such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Club New York, the Barbican Centre, Cadogan Hall and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, where she made her concerto debut at the age of twelve.  

Róisín has achieved many awards internationally. She was the winner of the inaugural Ernest Bloch music competition in London and first prize winner at the Stefan Milenkovich Violin Competition in Italy. As winner of the Maura Dowdall Concerto Competition she was invited to perform as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra. She has had several concertos written for her and has given many World and European premieres of works by composers including Steve Reich, Raymond Deane and Tomas Marco. At the Canetti International Violin Competition she was awarded the Composer’s Prize for her performance of Ami Maayani’s Solo Violin Sonata. 

An avid chamber musician, Róisín has an exciting schedule of performances and recordings as first violinist with the Liverpool String Quartet. In her role as Assistant Concertmaster with Britten Sinfonia recent highlights have included performances at London's Wigmore Hall, the Lincoln Centre, New York and the BBC proms.  

As an orchestral musician Róisín appears regularly as a guest principal with orchestras throughout the UK including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Welsh National Opera. Róisín has performed as Concertmaster with the Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and the Manchester Camerata. She plays on a 1916 Van Hoof violin, a copy of the Kathleen Parlowe Del Gesu. 

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