About

Valerie Gunning - Violinist

Valerie Gunning is a violinist, pianist, and music teacher based in Limerick City, Ireland.
Instruments
    • Violin
    • Piano
    • Fiddle
    • Harpsichord
    • Keyboard

Genre
    • Classical
    • Traditional
    • Folk
    • Early Music
    • Renaissance
    • Pop

qualifications
    • Masters in Music Performance, University College Cork, Ireland
    • Diploma in Violin Teaching, London College of Music, University of West London
    • Diploma in Piano Teaching, London College of Music, University of West London
    • Bachelor of Arts in Language and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick, Ireland
    • Grade 8 Violin Performance, Piano Performance, Music Theory, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK

teaching experience
Enrolling for private lessons in Limerick City throughout the year. Please contact for further information.
  • 15 years experience teaching children and adults of all ages and levels, including exam preparation – from beginner to advanced.
  • Piano and Violin Teaching Diplomas, London College of Music, University of West London.
  • Teaching undergraduate piano at The Department of Music, University College Cork, during my Masters in Music Performance.
  • Piano Accompanist for Royal Irish Academy of Music and ABRSM exams.
  • Former violin and piano tutor, and piano accompanist, at Peter Dee Academy of Music, Ardscoil Mhuire Music Academy, and The Redemptorist Centre of Music, Limerick City.
  • Previously represented Ireland at a number of international teaching conferences

RECENT PERFORMANCES
  • Regular performances with Limerick Philharmonic Orchestra, Cork Concert Orchestra, Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra, and University of Limerick Orchestra.
  • May 2019 – Recording with The Earth Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, London
  • January 2019 – Taki Concordia Women’s Orchestra, under the baton of World Economic Forum Crystal Award recipient Marin Alsop. World Economic Forum Opening Ceremony, Davos, Switzerland.
  • September 2018 – Seoul International Community Orchestra, Sejong Center, Seoul, South Korea.
  • December 2017 – January 2018, 9 city concert tour of China with Amadeus Orchestra
  • 2016 – 2018 Valerie was invited to perform with the resident orchestra of ‘Trentino Music Festival’, presenting operas, musicals, and orchestral concerts in the Italian Alps with New York’s ‘Music Academy International’.
  • In 2015 – 2017 Valerie joined Esker Festival Orchestra in residency at NUI Galway, followed by a nationwide tour.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • ISM – Incorporated Society of Musicians
  • EPTA – European Piano Teachers Association
  • ESTA – European String Teachers Association
  • Royal Irish Academy of Music Local Centre Teachers
  • ABRSM Teachers Voices Panel

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