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Errika Horsley (Viola) Profile

Errika's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Symphony Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Belmont Ensemble of London, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Sinfonia Verdi, Thames Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Groups: Adderbury Ensemble.
  • Sessions: Cool Music Ltd.

other items of interest …

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (extra work and trial, 2013-14)
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (trial)
  • London Orchestra Project (guest princ)
  • London Mozart Players
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra (trial)
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Telford New Symphony Orchestra (princ)
  • Southern Sinfonia (guest princ)
  • Irish Film Orchestra

Chamber Experience

  • Altissimo Quintet - Founding Member
  • National Chamber Orchestra of Ireland
  • Belmont Ensemble of London
  • London Soloists Chamber Orchestra
  • London Musical Arts Chamber Orchestra
  • Pepys Ensemble (Ilford Arts Opera - Rusalka)
  • Sirius Ensemble
  • English String Quintet


  • European Union Youth Orchestra - Co Principal Viola, 2002-2004
  • Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra - Principal Viola
  • Royal Academy of Music Soloists
  • Philharmonia String Scheme

Errika is currently No. 2 viola with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and previously was a member of the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra.

Born in London, Errika studied at the Royal Academy of Music where she completed her postgraduate diploma under the tuition of the Israeli soloist Rivka Golani. Since graduating, Errika has worked with many orchestras across the United Kingdom including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra from 2007-2014.

Errika's passion for chamber music has led to her perform with numerous groups, the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra and the Belmont Ensemble of London to name just a few. Festival appearances include invitations to perform with many prestigious ensembles including the Alberni Quartet and the English String Quartet at the London Festival of Chamber Music. As a member of the National Chamber Ensemble of Ireland, Errika has performed at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin and travelled to China with performances at the Shanghai World Expo. More recently, Errika appeared as a soloist, performing Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with Karl Sweeney and the City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra.

Errika is a founding member of Altissimo Quintet with recent performances including concerts for the Music for Galway series and the Belfast Music Society. Keen on widening the repertoire, Altissimo have commissioned and performed several arrangements and new pieces for the group and are in the process of recording these works for future release.

Errika plays on a "cut away" viola by Otto Erdesz.


Graduate studies

the Royal Academy of Music where Errika obtained a BMus and LRAM. Errika continued her studies at the Royal Academy, achieving a PG Diploma in 2003.

Prizes and Awards

  • John B McEwan and Sir Henry Wood Prize for String Quartet - Winner (Royal Academy of Music)
  • Hilda Wynne Memorial Prize (Royal Academy of Music, 2001)
  • C Walters Prize for Viola (Royal Academy of Music, 2002)
  • Peter Halling Memorial Prize (Royal Academy of Music, 2003)


Rivka Golani

Errika joined Morgensterns in April 2005

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


Errika Horsley (Viola) Profile

Teaching experience

Teaching Experience:

January 2003 - present
Violin teacher at St Mary's Bryanston Square C.E. School, Marylebone
The position involves working on a one-to-one basis with the children, of a mixed standard and age group, including very young children in the reception class.

2000 - present
Violin teacher for the First String Experience (FSE) at the Royal Academy of Music, Primary Department
Violin teacher for the FSE course, under course director Wendy Max, teaching children aged 5 - 7 in groups of five and six.

2000 - present
Private violin and viola teacher with a number of students ranging from absolute beginners to advanced adults, with successful results in ABRSM examinations, scholarship auditions and GCSE music.


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