Clio Gould enjoys an unusually diverse career as a violinist, and is equally in demand as soloist, director and leader throughout Britain and Europe.
She made her BBC Proms debut in 1999. Recent performances have included concerto appearances with the London Sinfonietta, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Ulster Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. These concerts spanned repertoire from Vivaldi to newly commissioned works, some written especially for her. The many conductors she has worked with include Martyn Brabbins, Matthias Bamert, George Benjamin and H.K. Gruber.
Clio holds the positions of leader of the London Sinfonietta and Artistic Director of the BT Scottish Ensemble. She has premiered many new compositions, working with Piers Hellawell, John Lunn, Pascal Dusapin and D.C. Heath and she has recorded several new works written for her by Sir John Tavener. UK premieres she has given include John Adams's Road Movies for violin and piano and the massive Anthèmes II for violin and live electronics by Pierre Boulez at the South Bank's celebration of the composer's 75th birthday.
Clio plays the Rutson Stradivarius of 1694, which has generously been lent to her by the Royal Academy of Music where she regularly directs the Royal Academy Soloists. In 1999 she was awarded an Hon RAM.
Clio appears as soloist on two discs in the London Sinfonietta label's Jerwood series: Ben Foskett's Violin Concerto is out now on Jerwood 3 and James Olsen's Chameleon Concerto, with Rolf Hind, piano, will be released on the final Jerwood disc on 7 September 2009. Click here for details