Strings Syllabus 2020
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Section dates: 18 to 20 March 2020
Section location: Godalming Borough Hall
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Our Adjudicator: Dr Chika Robertson PhD, MMus, BA, HonARAM
As recipient of numerous violin prizes, Chika was awarded full scholarships to study with Eudice Shapiro of the University of Southern California and Dorothy Delay of the Juilliard School. She led the LA Music Centre Quartet, led and managed the Schoenberg Institute’s USC Contemporary Music Ensemble and was operations manager/principal of LA Chamber Players.
Chika has given many first performances in London and abroad as a chamber musician and soloist with esteemed composers such as Adams, Henze, Knussen, Lutoslawski, Pärt, Tavener and Tippett, and eminent conductors including Rattle and Mariner. She has been a principal player with highly acclaimed ensembles such as the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and London Sinfonietta, and was awarded her PhD in 1999.
Dr Robertson is a professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music, Junior Academy, and an international Diploma examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).
A popular adjudicator, workshop leader and speaker globally, Chika is passionate about the involvement of music in education. As Chief Executive of the Music Mind Spirit Trust she directs award-winning programmes such as SongTrees’ YAMA (Young Artist Musical Ambassadors) Programme to further opportunities for musicians, with a special focus on leadership, health & wellbeing.