Violinist originally from Newcastle, studying at St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh.
Raynor began playing the violin at the age of twelve after beginning group lessons through secondary school and falling in love with violin playing after having no previous musical background. After a year of studying in a group, she began private lessons in September 2013. She began to become involved in ensemble work and workshops beginning a love for orchestral playing through an orchestral course at the Sage Gateshead. She is now studying at St Mary's Music School after gaining a place from September 2017, studying violin with Katrina Lee. Orchestral playing is something Raynor has always enjoyed being involved in. She began to play with Tees Valley Youth Orchestra in Autumn 2015, following them through a tour of Hungary in July 2016. They perform regularly across the North East of England and performed twice at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham in 2016 and 2017. A highlight was performing Shostakovich's 10th Symphony at the Sage Gateshead in July 2017 with conductor Nicholas Nowicki. She is also playing with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Symphony Orchestra in the spring and summer courses of 2018 performing in concerts across Scotland. She travels back home regularly from Edinburgh to keep connections with ensembles in the North East of England. She is currently playing as a member of the 1st Violin section in Tees Valley Youth Orchestra, and also has chamber orchestra experience with Young Sinfonia at the Sage Gateshead playing 2nd Violin in the 2017/18 session. She has also played with string orchestras through the Sage Gateshead. She has also worked with orchestral workshops in partnerships with national orchestras and conservatoires helping younger people in the region become involved with musical activities. She is currently taking part in chamber ensembles through St Mary's Music School and is currently playing 2nd Violin in the school orchestra.
Able to perform covers of popular music, and I have experience with busking and background music.
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