Beth Spendlove

Beth Spendlove (Violin) received her early musical training at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Purcell School and the Colchester Institute. She won a number of prizes at the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Frederick Grinke and David Martin. Her solo career has taken her to the Royal Festival, Royal Albert and Wigmore Halls and she has played most of the major violin concertos. She gives regular recitals as well as chamber music concerts and orchestral leading and has a thriving teaching practice from which many students have gone into the music profession.

Beth led the Colchester Symphony Orchestra for 31 years, and directed the Colchester Sinfonietta. She founded the Kingfisher Ensemble in 1991, and the Kingfisher Sinfonietta in 2011. Beth has a duo partnership with the pianist Nigel Clayton. Following her performance with the BPO of the Beethoven concerto in 2012 we were delighted to welcome Beth back for the Bruch concerto no 1 in October 2014 and for the Brahms concerto in October 2015.