Gemma Sharples is a versatile violinist, whose career involves a mixture of chamber music, teaching, session work and orchestral playing. As well as performing with the Gildas Quartet she is a member of the Albany Piano Trio who were recent Junior Fellows in chamber music at the Royal College of Music and winners of the Gwyneth George Award from the Piano Trio Society. The trio also work with Yehudi Menuhin’s ‘Live Music Now’ scheme to bring live music to audiences who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to hear it, giving workshops and concerts in care homes and special needs schools.
Gemma has performed with orchestras around the country including London Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and English National Opera, and was a member of the European Youth Orchestra in 2011. She completed her Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was kindly supported by the Howard Davis scholarship, having previously studied music as an undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford.
Gemma is very passionate about education work and has taught violin and chamber music at the junior department of the Royal Academy of Music since 2009.