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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  • Piano and Violin Teaching Diplomas, London College of Music, University of West London.
  • Over 13 years experience teaching children and adults of all ages and levels, including exam preparation – from beginner to advanced.
  • 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:

European Piano Teachers Association International Conference, Amsterdam

> European String Teachers Association International Conference, Slovenia

> ABRSM UK Teachers Conference, London


Performance Experience

  • Regular performances with Cork Concert Orchestra, University of Limerick Orchestra, and the newly formed Limerick Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 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
  • In September 2017 Valerie embarked on a MA in Music Performance (Violin and Piano) at University College Cork, Ireland.
  • 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 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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