Róisín Walters - Britten Sinfonia

Róisín Walters

Irish violinist Róisín Walters enjoys an exciting and varied career encompassing solo performances, chamber music and orchestral projects. She has been described as displaying “passion and ravishing tonal qualities” her playing “had a gorgeously honeyed, heart-melting quality” (Irish Times).

She made her concerto debut at the age of twelve at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and since then has regularly appeared as soloist with many orchestras in a wide range of repertoire. Her performance of The Lark Ascending with the RTE Concert Orchestra was broadcast live on RTE Lyric FM, and her self-directed tour of America playing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the RIAM chamber orchestra culminated in performances at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Club in New York.

A keen proponent of new music, Róisín has had several concertos written for her. She has given many world and European premieres of works by composers including Steve Reich, Raymond Deane and Gerald Barry.

An avid chamber musician, Róisín enjoys an exciting schedule of recordings and performances as first violinist of the Liverpool String Quartet. The quartet recently had their newest CD featured as recording of the week on Classic FM and they tour regularly, particularly throughout Catalonia and Northern Spain, which they now consider the quartet’s second home.

Róisín has also performed as a guest with orchestras throughout the UK. Having performed as Concertmaster with the Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and Britten Sinfonia. Róisín plays on a Van Hoof copy of the Kathleen Parlowe Del Gesu.