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Marian Givens (Violin) Profile

Marian's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Docklands Sinfonietta, Heritage Orchestra, London Gala Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Westminster Chamber Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Swansea City Opera.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Britten Sinfonia, La Folia.
  • Chamber Groups: Bristol Ensemble, Trafalgar Sinfonia.
  • Shows: Oklahoma, Royal Shakespeare Company, Top Hat.
  • Sessions: Music Solutions Ltd.

other items of interest …

Orquestra de la Comunitat, Palau de les Arts, Valencia - a six months full time first violin substitute.

Freelance OrchestralFreelance Orchestral (leading)

  • Black Cat Opera Company - Leader
  • Westminster Chamber Orchestra - Leader

Freelance Orchestral

  • Blue Planet Orchestra
  • Bristol Ensemble - No. 3 second violin.
  • British Sinfonietta
  • Docklands Sinfonia
  • La Folia
  • London Gala Orchestra
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestra of the Swan
  • Southern Pro Musica
  • The Sinfonietta
  • Welsh Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Music

  • Westminster Soloists
  • Quattro String Quartet

Festivals

  • Endellion Easter Festival, Principal Second Violin. April 2015.
  • Aurora Chamber Music, Sweden.

Solo

  • Beethoven Violin Concerto - Salisbury Sinfonia
  • Chausson Poeme - Dorset Chamber Orchestra
  • Mendelssohn - Concerto in E minor - Larkhill Sinfonia

West End/Theatre

  • Top Hat, West End production and UK tour, Violin 2 deputy

Session work

  • Top Hat Cast Album
  • Katie Melua - Ketevan album
  • Bob Blakeley - album
  • African Cats - Feature film
  • Various computer games

Pop/live music

  • Belle and Sebastian, Bristol - UK tour
  • Emeli Sandé, Live at The Royal Albert Hall - also on DVD -with Labyrinth and Professor Green.
  • Graffiti Classics
  • Greg Francis Orchestra - Leader
  • Symfunny 2017 - with Pete Townshend
  • Thursford Christmas Spectacular

TV

  • Shakespeare Live! RSC for the BBC, April 2016.
  • Sony Hi Res Audio on Experia advert.

Marian is a versatile violinist and enjoys a varied freelance career, comprising orchestral, chamber, session, pop, theatre, and solo work. As a full-time extra Tutti First Violin in Orquestra de la Comunitat, Palau de les Arts, Valencia, she has performed under conductors Lorin Maazel, Nicola Luisotti, George Prêtre, and Zubin Mehta, touring Spain and Italy.

Back in the UK Marian is a regular member of the Bristol Ensemble and enjoys the intimacy of a chamber orchestra. She is the leader of the Westminster Chamber Orchestra and an extra with Orchestra of the Swan and Southern Pro Musica. Other orchestral work includes the London Gala Orchestra, British Sinfonietta, The Sinfonietta, Black Cat Opera, and Welsh Chamber Orchestra. A regular member of La Folia, Marian also has an interest in Education and Outreach work.

Theatre work includes Top Hat on Tour and Stage in the West End and numerous live shows with comedy string quartet Graffiti Classics. Commercial work includes Emeli Sandé Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Shakespeare Live! for the BBC and various recordings including Katie Melua, Bob Blakeley and the Top Hat Cast Album.

A keen chamber musician, Marian leads the Westminster Soloists and is a member of Quattro String Quartet.

Festivals include the Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Sweden, AIMS, Barcelona, and Principle Second Violin at the 2015 Easter Endellion Festival.

Marian has studied extensively with concert violinist Remus Azoitei and participated in masterclasses with Igor Ozim, Rudolf Koelman, and Bogdan Zvoristeanu.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

  • Royal Academy of Music - Postgraduate Diploma in Performance: Merit 2005-2007
  • Royal Holloway, University of London - BMus (Hons): 2:1. 2000 - 2003

Schools attended

South Wilts Grammar School for Girls

Teachers

Remus Azoitei and Diana Cummings.

Masterclasses with Igor Ozim, Bogdan Zvoristeanu, Rudolfe Koehlman, Sylvia Rosenberg.

Marian joined Morgensterns in June 2017

Marian's web profile was last updated 8th Feb 2019

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Marian Givens (Violin) Profile

Marian is an experienced soloist having given many recitals and concerto performances including the Beethoven Violin Concerto - Salisbury Sinfonia; Chausson Poeme - Dorset Chamber Orchestra; Mendelssohn - Concerto in E minor - Larkhill Sinfonia

As a Chamber Musician Marian is a member of the Westminster Soloists and the Quattro String Quartet

In addition to her solo and chamber music committments Marian enjoys a varied freelance career, comprising orchestral, chamber, session, pop, theatre. As a full-time extra Tutti First Violin in Orquestra de la Comunitat, Palau de les Arts, Valencia, she has performed under conductors Lorin Maazel, Nicola Luisotti, George Prêtre, and Zubin Mehta, touring Spain and Italy.

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Marian Givens (Violin) Profile

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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