Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen is one of Britain's most active concerto soloists and recitalists, with a vast repertory encompassing both standard works and new commissions. She is in-demand at summer festivals in Britain and abroad. Waley-Cohen was born in London in 1986. Her father, Stephen Waley-Cohen, was a financial journalist (and baronet); composer Freya Waley-Cohen is her sister. She saw a BBC Proms concert on television at age two and resolved to become a violinist. Waley-Cohen studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Itzhak Rashkovsky. She also took master classes with Ida Haendel, Igor Ozim, and Ruggiero Ricci; the latter became a major backer of her early career. That career was bolstered by significant awards, including String Player of the Year from the RCM in 2005, the Royal Overseas String Prize in the same ... Read Full Biography

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