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Deborah Kemp (Viola, Viola Baroque) Profile

Deborah's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Anglia, De Havilland Philharmonic, London Gala Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia, Thames Festival Orchestra, Watford Philharmonic.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Beaufort Opera, Kentish Opera.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurelian Ensemble, Belmont Ensemble of London, Bernardi Chamber Ensemble, City Chamber Ensemble, City Chamber Orchestra of London, Corona Strings, Haverhill Sinfonia, London Sinfonia, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Psappha, Reigate & Redhill Choral Society, Sinfonia Verdi, South London Sinfonia, Southern Pro Musica.
  • Chamber Groups: Contemporary Consort.
  • Shows: Carousel, Oliver, The Sound Of Music.

other items of interest …

Oxford Philomusica, Brighton Philharmonic, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Opera UK, London Concert Orchestra, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Foundation Philharmonic Orchestra, West London Opera, Pegasus Opera, Classic East Symphony Orchestra, National Concert Orchestra, New London Soloists Orchestra (principal), National Symphony Orchestra, London Concertante, New London Sinfonia, Vivaldi Concertante, and The Mercia Ensemble.

Deborah's baroque & classical viola work includes the Sweelinck Orchestra, recording for Self-Hypnosis CD, Florilegium, The Classical Opera Company, New London Consort, The English Players, Barber Opera (Birmingham), Fiori Musicali, The Holborne Players, Pro Arte Baroque Orchestra, St. Mary-at-Hill Baroque Chamber Ensemble.

As a student, Deborah's training orchestra experience included the European Union Baroque Orchestra (joint principal), RCM Symphony Orchestra (co-principal), plus other RCM orchestras, Oxford University Orchestra (co-principal), O.U.M.S Chamber Orchestra (principal and administrator), Buxton Festival Orchestra, Chetham's Orchestras (co-principal), Staffordshire Youth Orchestra (principal).

Deborah has also attended the following courses: Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra (1996), BBC Symphony Orchestra Workshop (1995), Toraellia de Montgris, Spain (Chamber music, 1994), Reigate Summer Music (1994) and the Lake District Summer Music (1988).

Deborah Kemp is an experienced orchestral player who has worked with orchestras such as De Havilland Philharmonic, Southern Sinfonia, Watford Philharmonic.

Deborah has been booked as Principal Viola by Beaufort Opera, City Chamber Ensemble, Opera London, Opera UK, Hampstead Garden Opera, Kentish Opera, Philharmonia Britannica, West London Opera and Watford Philharmonic Society. She has played Guest Principal with De Havilland Philharmonic and Thames Festival Orchestra and Co-Principal with The Orchestra of the Swan.

Her Chamber Orchestra work includes Aurelian Ensemble, City Chamber Ensemble, Corona Strings, London Sinfonia, Milton Keynes City Orchestra.

Her Opera & Ballet work includes, Kentish Opera.

Deborah's Show experience includes, Carousel, Oliver and The Sound of Music.

Deborah's Session work includes recordings with Boy George for Matthew Jones Music.

Deborah's Teaching Experience includes Head of Strings at the London College of Music, Junior Music College for 8 years, and coaching String Quartets at The City Lit.


Graduate studies

University College, Oxford (BA Hons, 1989-1993 and MA in Music, 1997) and the Royal College of Music (Associate of the RCM and Teaching Diploma, 1993-95).

Schools attended

Walton High School, Stafford (1982 - 1987) and Chetham's School of Music (1987 - 1989).

Prizes and Awards

  • RCM Cecil Aronowitz Viola Prize (1995)
  • Oxford Instrumental Scholarship (1991)
  • Keasby Bursary (1991)


Margaret Major, Roger Bigley and Patrick Park. Masterclasses with Jerzy Kosmala.

Deborah joined Morgensterns in June 1997

Deborah's web profile was last updated 17th Dec 2019


Deborah Kemp (Viola, Viola Baroque) Profile

Teaching experience

  • Viola coaching for Ealing Youth Orchestra
  • Viola and Chamber Music Tutoring at the Lady Eleanor Holles School
  • Teacher at St. Helen's Northwood.
  • Head of Strings at the London College of Music 'Junior Music College' (1997 - 2005)
  • Wellington College (2001 - 2005)
  • The City Lit String Quartet Class coaching chamber music
  • Enfield Arts Support Service, both primary and secondary
  • The Mary Ward Centre String Quartet Class coaching chamber music
  • Viola Coach of the Enfield Young Symphony Orchestra
  • The Bishop's Stortford High School (2000 - 2003)
  • Rooks Heath Secondary School - London Borough of Harrow (2000 - 2001)
  • Borough of Enfield, EASS one day a week in three different schools (2000 - 2001)
  • Private Violin, Viola and Piano teaching
  • Part-time studies - London College of Music and Media (1998 - 2000)
  • Rehearsal conductor - St Mary's Hospital Choir (1995 - 1997)
  • Senior String Group - Enfields Arts Support Service (1996)
  • Three Primary Schools and Saturday School - Richmond Music Trust (1996)
  • Ensemble coaching in a Private Practice - Ealing (1995)
  • Staff - Emscote Lawn Music Course for Children aged 8 - 14 (1994, 1995)
  • Staff - National Chamber Music Camp ages 11 - 18 (1994)

Deborah has attended the following courses:

  • ABRSM Course - Diplomas in details (2000)
  • ESTA Course - The key to motivation (2000)
  • CT (ABRSM) Taster Day (1999)
  • ISM Course "What's it like to be your pupil?" (1999)
  • ESTA Course "The first ten lessons" (1998 and 2000)


Deborah Kemp (Viola, Viola Baroque) Profile

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