Gwyneth Nelmes

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Freelance solo violinist available to play at concerts and special events
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Gwyneth Nelmes is currently a Master's student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama taking lessons from Professor Krzysztof Smietana. Although she was born in England in 1998, she spent the majority of her life growing up in New Zealand where her love for the arts first grew. After deciding to pursue music professionally, she moved back to England to study at the music specialist school, Wells Cathedral School, in 2016. She then went on to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on a scholarship, where she received a Bachelors of Music with Honours (First Class.) In New Zealand Gwyneth led and played in many orchestras, received Chamber competition awards and performed several solo pieces with Orchestra. Such pieces include the Bruch Violin Concerto and Telemann's Violin Concerto in E major. Since coming to England and refining her skills, she has spread her experience to touring in France, Switzerland and Germany as part of a String Orchestra, touring Hong Kong with her quartet and giving duet concerts in France, Israel and England. One of her most notable solo performances was in July of 2017 when Gwyneth performed the Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 2 with conductor Paul Daniel. She recently gave a recital at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and performed the Bartók Solo Sonata for Violin, Beethoven Violin Sonata no 1 and Silvestrov's Two Pieces for Violin and Piano. She has been lucky to have worked with many professionals including Augustin Hadelich, Krysia Osostowicz, Igor Petrushevski, So-Ock Kim, Michael Vaiman, Petru Munteanu, Hong Wang and Herwig Zack in masterclasses, and also has her previous teachers Karin Leishman, Simon Smith and Dimitri Atanassov to thank for their help and inspiration.

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Song list

Prokofiev Concerto 1
Prokofiev Concerto 2
Tchaikovsky Concerto
Sibelius Concerto
Brahms Concerto
Paganini Concerto 1
Bruch Violin concerto 1
Mendelssohn Concerto
Telemann E major
Beethoven Concerto
Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No 5
Mozart Concerto no 4
Mozart Concerto no 3
Bach Double
Dvorak Concerto
Bartok Sonata for Solo violin
Brahms Sonata no 2
Brahms Sonata no 3
Franck Sonata
Schumann Sonata no 1
Beethoven Sonata 1 Op 12
Beethoven Sonata 2 Op 12
Beethoven Sonata 3 Op 12
Beethoven Sonata 7 Op 30
Beethoven Sonata 8 Op 30
Bach 6 Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
Alwyn Sonatina
Ysaye Sonata for solo violin no 1
Ysaye Sonata for solo violin no 3
Ysaye Sonata for solo violin no 4
Massenet Thais Meditation
Bloch Nigun
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy
Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Wieniawski Scherzo and Tarntella
Paganini Variations on the G string
Wieniawski Legende
Szymanowski Fountan of Arethusa
Webern Four Pieces for Violin and Piano
Saint-Saëns Havanaise
Chausson Poeme
Brahms Scherzo (From FAE sonata)
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From Encore customers:

Aka O
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Gwyneth was fantastic. Extremely professional and such a talented violinist. The proposal would not have been what it was without her.

Amit G
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

I could not of asked for anyone else who gave not only such an unbelievable performance, but Gwyneth took her time to learn two new songs and completely do them justice with ease. It was such a beautiful moment that she had given me and my fiancé, a moment we will never forget.

Saif H
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

perfect, wonderful violinist!!!

From other customers:

The F
8 years ago

Gwyneth is a talent to watch out for

St E
9 years ago

An excellent young violinist