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Hilary Sturt


Hilary Sturt studied the violin with Shiela Nelson, David Takeno, and Felix Andrievsky, graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal College of Music with solo, chamber and contemporary music prizes.  As a violinist and violist she performed and recorded worldwide with Ensemble Modern for 20 years, including notable projects with Frank Zappa, Peter Eotvos and Pierre Boulez. She has been guest leader of many British ensembles and chamber orchestras, a member of the Rasumovsky Quartet and Apartment House, winners of the Philharmonic Society Award for the Most Outstanding Chamber Music in 2011. 

Hilary is much in demand as a teacher, adjudicator, conductor and joins her colleagues on many audition and interview panels throughout the UK.  Hilary has coached and conducted many youth orchestras both here and abroad including the LSSO, LSCO, NCO, Imperial College Orchestra, Guernsey Orchestra, and taught at Pro Corda, and Musicworks. She is Head of Strings at St Paul's Girls' School, Professor at the Royal College of Music, a Diploma examiner for the Associated Board and an examiner for AQA exam board. Hilary recorded the current violin syllabus Grades 1-4 for the ABRSM in 2015 and will complete an MA at the Institute of Education this year. A delightfully misbehaved rescue dog and her husbands home- made bread keep her grounded.

Faculties / departments: Junior Department


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