In the West Bridgford Local News in December, we heard about the newly formed Trent Chamber Orchestra.
The inaugural concert is taking place on Sunday January 15th at 3.00pm at the Rushcliffe Arena. Below we have information about Erin Vinter – the viola soloist for their first performance.
Erin is 19 years old and from West Bridgford. She started playing violin at the age of 5 at Jesse Gray Primary and took up viola alongside the violin about 4 years later. She is a former pupil of West Bridgford School and has now moved on to study viola at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she is in her 2nd year of a 4 year BMUS degree course.
Erin spent around 8 years as a violin and viola playing member of Nottingham Youth Orchestra and during that time was also a viola player in the National Children’s Orchestras and then National Children’s Chamber Orchestra. In October 2022 she was the leader of the viola section in the CBSO Youth orchestra (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra).
Erin is a very keen chamber music instrumentalist, and has performed in many chamber music groups under the coaching eye of Derek Williams, including the Southwell Music Festival Fringe with the Rosin Academy, as well as stints with Nottingham Symphony Orchestra and both the Nottingham and Derby Bach Choirs. Being based in Birmingham has led to some recent involvements for Erin further afield as a ‘jobbing viola player’ with organisations such as the Malvern Festival Chorus.
She was part of Nicola Benedetti’s ‘Benedetti Foundation’ launch concert and also took part in the The Benedetti Foundation Orchestra’s Decca Classics recording of Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana in 2020.
To find out more about the Trent Chamber Orchestra go to their website at: www.trent-chamber.co.uk.
To purchase tickets for the first performance in January please visit: www.trent-chamber.co.uk/event-details/italian-serenade.
Photograph above is Erin Vinter.