Florence Cooke

Florence Cooke is an internationally recognised chamber musician who has performed extensively around the world. She studied at Cambridge University where she held an academic scholarship, and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she held the Leverhulme Fellowship. Her main violin teachers were Krzysztof Smietana and David Takeno.

Florence is the first violinist of the Pasqualati Quartet, formed during lockdown, and a member of Ensemble Cymru. She has performed as a guest artist with many chamber groups such including the Navarra Quartet, Sacconi Quartet, Razumovsky Ensemble and Chroma Ensemble, and in many festivals including Wye Valley Festival and IMS Prussia Cove. She has played as principal with Arcangelo, Aurora Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia and European Camerata, and she led the Theseus Ensemble, Orchestra of St Pauls and the LPO ‘Future Firsts‘ concert. She is a guest teacher of violin and chamber music at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Junior Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.

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