Gemma Sharples completed her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was kindly supported by the Howard Davis scholarship, having previously studied music as an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford. She is currently enjoying a varied schedule of orchestral work, chamber music and solo projects.
She has recently performed with the Halle, the BBC Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and as a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra. In addition to performing with the Albany Piano Trio she is also a founding member and the second violinist of the Holywell String Quartet with whom she performs around the country. As a soloist she played the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the North London Philharmonia in June 2009 and has also performed the Bruch Violin Concerto. She has performed live on BBC Radio 3, Radio 2 and as part of the politics show ‘This Week’ on BBC 1.
Gemma is also passionate about teaching and is a violin and chamber music tutor at the Junior Academy of the Royal Academy of Music, where she herself studied for many years. In addition to classical violin, Gemma has recently been exploring folk and Klezmer music and has performed with the bands ‘She’koyokh’ and ‘Oi Va Voi’.