pennyjamesviolinhomepagePenny is a versatile musician with many interests ranging from ensemble playing to folk music, as well as being a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher.
She currently teaches as a peripatetic violin teacher with Stretto Music and has worked with organisations including Animate Orchestra, Greenwich Music Hub, Music Maestros, The Future Music Group, Trinity Laban’s Teenies Group and Boppin’ Bunnies. Penny is a very passionate orchestral violinist and has played with many ensembles including the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in Finland, the Docklands Sinfonia, the London Euphonia Orchestra, the Philharmonia Britannica, the GoodenSemble and currently leads the second violins in the London Incidental Orchestra. She has played under the batons of Sakari Oramo, Roy Goodman, Gerry Cornelius and Diego Masson to name but a few. She has been expanding her portfolio career over the past several years whilst studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with John Crawford. In 2016 she went on an Erasmus Exchange to Finland where she studied with Reijo Tunkkari and Kreeta-Maria Kentala.