Sandy Thompson – Leader (September 2021 – current)

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Sandy has been playing the violin since aged eight. Playing in the local youth orchestra was the highlight of her week. After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Music BA in 2016, she moved to London. Here Sandy spent two years studying violin performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Diana Cummings.

During her studies, she had the exciting opportunity to receive coaching from members of professional orchestras including the London Philharmonia, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Welsh National Opera.

She now enjoys a varied career playing with orchestras, chamber groups and a band called Thallo. Sandy is also passionate about music education and community projects: she teaches violin and piano in schools and collaborates with Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust to bring live music into hospital wards.