Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6
Conductor - Justin Doyle
Róisín Walters began playing the violin when she was three years of age, at the Young European Strings school of music. She later studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she won every intermediate and senior string category at the festival competitions. Internationally she has been awarded first prize at the 1st Ernest Bloch International Music Competition, first prize at the Stefan Milenkovich International Violin Competition and composer’s prize at the Canetti International Violin Competition.
She has performed as soloist with the Dublin Symphony Orchestra, YES chamber orchestra, RIAM chamber orchestra, London International Orchestra and RAM symphony orchestra. She has given performances in many venues throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Estonia and Israel. Last November Róisín made her Purcell Room debut with pianist Timothy End.
For the last four years Róisín has been a full scholar at the Royal Academy of Music London where she has been awarded the Homi Kanga memorial prize, the Leverhulme undergraduate award and the Wyse Bequest. She is also currently a member of the LSO string scheme and has performed with the orchestra at the Barbican Centre. Róisín plays a 1720 Parker violin which is on loan from the Academy collections.