Leidy Sinclair

Violinist

Bermudian violinist Leidy Sinclair is currently in her third year at London’s Royal Academy of Music where she studies with Professor Mateja Marinkovic, received the Amadeus Scholarship and has lead the Royal Academy String Orchestra. She is the second violinist of The Halcyon Quartet, which has been awarded a place in the Academy’s prestigious Davey-Poznanski Quartet Scheme.

Attending Wells Cathedral School from 2009-2012, Leidy lead both the Wells Virtuosi String Chamber Orchestra and the Wells Symphony Orchestra throughout her final year and received the Yfrah Neaman Violin Prize for outstanding musical achievement. Solo and chamber highlights include performances at St. James’s Palace, the Bermuda Festival ‘Rising Stars’ series, in recital with BBC Young Musician of the Year piano finalist Victor Lim, and at Bath’s Guildhall. From age 10 to 15, Leidy was the student of Marylou Speaker Churchill, the long-standing principal second violinist of Boston Symphony, which resulted in many performance opportunities and honours.

She has spent summers at Meadowmount in the studio of Sally Thomas. Additionally, she has performed in masterclasses and privately for Joji Hattori, Rodney Friend, So Ock Kim, David Strange, Sally OfReilly and Almita Vamos.

Leidy is grateful for the support of The Peter Leitner Foundation Scholarship. She plays an Italian violin made in 1775 by Joannes Varotti.

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The Halcyon Quartet

Formed in 2012 by four undergraduate students at the Royal Academy of Music, the Halcyon Quartet, under the tutelage of violist Martin Outram, has quickly established itself as an engaging, passionate, and dedicated chamber ensemble. As well as being awarded a place in the Academy’s prestigious Davey-Poznanski Quartet Scheme, the group has been granted performance opportunities and masterclasses with high-profile musicians and ensembles. In 2013 and 2014, Halcyon was featured on the Academy’s 400+ Concert Series and Mozart Series, and at West Dean College. They collaborated with American composer Stephen Montague to perform his work for piano and string ensemble, After Ives, and were awarded a concert at London’s King’s Place. Recently, Halcyon has worked closely with Levon Chiligirian and the Chilingirian Quartet, as well as with Sylvia Rosenberg, Garfield Jackson, Richard Ireland, and members of the Escher Quartet, RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Wihan Quartet. With focus on exploring the exciting diversity of string quartet repertoire, upcoming Halcyon projects include performances of works by Bliss, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Moeran at the Halesworth Arts Festival, the Royal Academy of Music and other UK music festivals.

Upcoming Performances

Contact

Leidy Sinclair and The Halcyon Quartet are based in London and may be contacted by email:

Halcyonquartet@logic.bm




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