Sarah Loveridge - Violinist

Sarah Loveridge Violinist Violin Player in BristolSarah Loveridge is an in-demand violinist as much at home on the concert stage as in recording sessions in the studio. Orchestra performances include concerts with Welsh National Opera, British Sinfonietta, Mozart Symphony Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Cambrica and Jersey Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician her numerous performances include the Kodaly Duo, Shostakovich String Quartets and Schumann Piano Quintet in venues across the South West. Her well-established function group the Ardeton Quartet has performed for over 1000 events as well as over 50 performances for the Fever UK 'Candlelight Concerts' across the South West and Wales. As an experienced session musician, Sarah's studio work can be heard on radio, film and at live festivals around the world with sessions for Public Service Broadcasting, Gavin ThorpeThe HiLife Companion, and Jess McAllister, as well as remote sessions recorded during lockdown for film studios in Los Angeles and New York City. 

Sarah is a graduate of the RWCMD and the University of Birmingham, during which time she studied with Lucy Gould and Jeremy Ballard, gaining orchestral experience with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and developing a passion for chamber music which led to the formation of the Ardeton Ensemble. She is an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme in Suffolk, as well as the National Musicians' Symphony Orchestra and National Youth Opera. Originally from Manchester, Sarah began learning the piano, flute and violin from a young age, inspired by watching the Halle Orchestra Family Concerts. Now based near Bristol, Sarah has worked in many of the country's finest music venues and with internationally acclaimed conductors, composers and soloists, and is in demand as a band leader for Musical Theatre productions. 

Alongside her freelance performing work, Sarah is devoted to music education, hoping to inspire the next generation of musicians. She is a graduate of the Music Masters UK 'Musicians of Change' PGCEi programme, accredited by Birmingham City University, and is currently Head of Strings at St Marys School Calne, as well as Pre-prep Music Teacher at Beaudesert Park School. Sarah has a private teaching practice in Chipping Sodbury, and has worked as a Music Tutor for Gloucestershire Academy of Music, teaching specialist Early Years music classes and Whole-Class Violin Tuition, as well as musicianship classes for Blackbird Early Years Music in Bristol. She is also a professionally-certified Alexander Technique teacher (more about that here, and has recently discovered a new-found addiction to paddle-boarding.