Zoe is a Scottish violinist based in London. Graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a first class honours degree, she also studied at postgraduate level there on the London Symphony Orchestra associated Orchestral Artistry programme.
She plays on a Colin Adamson violin and has performed in a range of venues across Britain and Europe, including at the BBC Proms and Mahler’s composing huts! Engaging in a varied portfolio of teaching and performing, Zoe is interested and active in many musical activities including improvisation, singing, harmony and arrangement, chamber music, baroque violin, and Scottish Traditional music to name a few. All of these are integral to her work and identity as a musician and educator. In her spare time, she loves hillwalking and is a member of the Cairngorm Club!
Beginning learning the violin from a young age in the Suzuki method, Zoe is lucky to have benefitted from incredibly supportive and committed teachers throughout her development including Angus Anderson, Krysia Osostowicz, David Dolan, Adrian Brendel, Levon Chilingirian and the late George Taylor. This is not to mention all the other wonderful musicians who have inspired and helped her along the way. It is their love of music and absolute generosity that inspires Zoe in her own teaching. In her pedagogical education and experience, she has worked with the Benedetti Foundation, the Guildhall Young Artists Centre, and the Decoda Ensemble in a wide variety of ages, stages and contexts.
In exploring the violin with her students, she aims to encourage imagination, confidence, curiosity and joy.