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Jessica Beeston (Viola) Profile

Jessica's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Festival Symphony Orchestra, London Classical Players, London Mozart Players, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Opera Orchestra, Scottish Ballet.
  • Orchestras (Baroque/Classical): Fiori Musicali, Gabrieli Consort, Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurora Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble, London Chamber Orchestra, London Concertante, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble.
  • Chamber Groups: Edinburgh Quartet, Trafalgar Sinfonia.
  • Sessions: Colin Sheen, Cool Music Ltd.

other items of interest …

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (sitting No 2), Camerata Salzburg (principal viola & tutti viola), Camerata Scotland (leader), Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra (principal), Orchestra of Scottish Ballet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Scottish Chamber Orchestra (guest principal viola), and Spira Mirabilis.

Jessica Beeston was appointed violist of the Edinburgh Quartet in summer 2011. She enjoys balancing a busy freelance career in London while fulfilling the exciting performing and recording schedule of her internationally established string quartet.

Jessica plays regularly with the Britten Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra and Aurora Chamber Orchestra, and is a frequent guest principal player with the London Mozart Players, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra. She also enjoys period work with the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Jessica is in much demand as a chamber music player, also appearing with Hebrides Ensemble, Mid Wales Chamber Soloists directed by Marcia Crayford, Nephele Ensemble, Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival, and many more.

She was the only violist to appear in the string finals of the Royal Overseas League Competition in 2009, having won the Waddell Trust Prize in 2006, and in 2007-2009 performed in venues across the UK as part of Live Music Now duo with pianist Andrew Johnston.

After studies with David Takeno and Krysia Osostovich at the Guildhall School of Music, Jessica spent some years as a student of Thomas Riebl at the Salzburg Mozarteum. She graduated with a first class performance degree and gained much experience in Europe from regular tours and performances with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Camerata Salzburg and as a member of the Giraldi String Quartet.

Jessica's solo performances include:

  • Dec 2012: Recitals tour of Scotland
  • Nov 2010: Viola & piano duet recitals at Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities
  • May 2010: recital for Westbourne Music Society
  • Feb 2009: Finalist in the strings ROSL competition
  • Oct 2008: recital in the Deal festival
  • Aug 2008: soloist with the Rose Street Ensemble, Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
  • July 2008: recital in the Paxton music festival
  • May 2008: recital in the Loch Sheil music festival
  • Feb 2008: solo performance of Edward McGuire's Martyr to celebrate his 60th birthday, Glasgow
  • Nov 2006-2008 - Live Music Now! recitals in the UK with Andrew Johnston, including tours to Orkney and Yorkshire
  • Regular recitals in Edinburgh, London and Salzburg
  • July 2003: toured Germany as soloist with te National Youth String Orchestra of Scotland
  • March 2002: Concerto soloist with the Scottish Sinfonia

Jessica's chamber music performances include:

  • 2011-present: Member of the Edinburgh Quartet
  • 2010-present: Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra Soloists
  • Jan 2010-present: Hebrides Ensemble
  • Aug 2009: Arundel Chamber Music Festival
  • Jun 2008: Ensemble Na Mara concert in the Wigmore Hall
  • Apr 2008: performances with the Badke Quartet
  • Feb 2008 & Feb 2005: guest artist with the Edinburgh string quartet
  • 2006-2007: Member of the Giraldi Quartet, Salzburg
  • Regular participant in the Mendelssohn on Mull chamber music festival, with Levon Chillingrian, Andrew Watkinson, Marcia Crayford, Gaby Lester and Alisdair Tait (1999-2007)
  • Sep 2005: Quintet tour to Shanghai and Beijing
  • Aug 2003: participant in the Cadenza chamber music festival, England with the Dante Quartet


Graduate studies

Salzburg Mozarteum, Masters in Viola Performance under Thomas Riebl (2007)

Schools attended

Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Bachelor of Music Performance (2004)

Prizes and Awards

  • 2009: Finalist in the ROSL Strings Competition
  • 2006 - 2007: The Countess of Munster Trust
  • 2005 - 2007: The Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship
  • 2005 - 2008: The Waddell Memorial Prize for strings
  • 2006: The Martin Musical Scholarship
  • 2006: The Cross Trust
  • 1996-2000: held a scholarship at the RSAMD Junior Academy


Thomas Riebl, David Takeno, Krysia Osostowicz.

Jessica joined Morgensterns in October 2008

Jessica's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


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