About

Valerie Gunning - Violinist

Instruments

  • Violin
  • Piano
  • Fiddle
  • Harpsichord
  • Keyboard

Genre

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

Qualifications

  • Masters in Music Performance (2017/18), 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

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  • 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.
  • Valerie’s own musical education began at Limerick School of Music, Mulgrave Street, studying violin and piano performance to advanced level, before graduating from The University of Limerick.
  • Valerie studied piano and violin teaching through London College of Music, University of West London, and has over 12 years experience teaching children and adults of all ages and levels – from beginner to advanced.
  • In the last 2 years Valerie also represented Ireland at The European Piano Teachers Association International Conference in Amsterdam, The European String Teachers Association International Conference in Slovenia, and ABRSM UK Teachers Conference in London.

Performance Experience

  • December 2017-January 2018, 9 city concert tour of China with Amadeus Orchestra
  • In September 2017 Valerie embarked on a MA in Music Performance (Violin and Piano) at University College Cork, Ireland.
  • Valerie performs a wide repertoire of music – Classical, Traditional, Contemporary – and currently plays First Violin with Cork Fleischmann Symphony Orchestra, and Cork Concert Orchestra.
  • In 2016 and 2017 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 also joined Esker Festival Orchestra in residency at NUI Galway, followed by a nationwide tour.

 Professional Body 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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