Lily Whitehurst is a violinist based in Manchester, UK.
Performance with Athena Strings
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Lily Whitehurst is a violinist from Tenby, Pembrokeshire. She is currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music with Yossi Zivoni as the recipient of the Gough Kelly Award. She has played with orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hallé, English National Ballet, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She is a member of the award winning Gaskell String Quartet who received first place in the RNCM Schubert Prize and Hirsch Prize for the performance of Beethoven. They recently made their Radio 3 debut with a performance of Errollyn Wallen’s ‘All the Blues I See’. Lily also plays with a variety of other ensembles and has enjoyed working with artists such as Akram Khan, Bryn Terfell and Sting. As a soloist Lily is the winner of the Cowen Violin Prize, Phillip Newman Violin Prize, Dyfed Young Musician of the Year and the Bulgin Medal awarded by the Worshipful Society of Musicians. She has performed in master classes with some of the world’s leading violinists such as Christian Tetslaff, Renaud Capucon and Alina Ibragimova. Her playing has been broadcast on BBC Songs of Praise, S4C and as soloist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on Radio Wales. She was also the feature of a documentary at the 2012 BBC Proms. Lily enjoys participating in outreach work and performs regularly for Music in Action. Based in Jersey, Music in Action provide musical education for school children as well as engaging with residents in care homes and hospices. Further more, Lily has enjoyed working for LIME Music for Health, an organisation who bring music to Manchester Children’s Hospital. She is currently playing on a 17th century Gagliano kindly on loan from Mr Gordon Levy.
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