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Andre Swanepoel Principal 2nd

Johannesburg-born André Swanepoel enjoys a varied musical life as a chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher.  Chamber Music is integral to his activities as Principal Second Violin of the ICO – leading to recent Chamber performances at the Heidelberg Spring Festival, the Würzburg Mozart Festival; the Bozar in Brussels, and the Tonhalle in Zurich.
Other chamber highlights include the Kilkenny Arts Festival, and Ryedale, City of London, Chichester and International Donau festivals.  He performed in South America for the German Goethe Institut, and has been broadcast on West German, Bavarian, Irish and South African Radio.  His CD recordings include a critically acclaimed live recording of Terry Riley’s legendary In C.  As soloist he has appeared in South Africa, Ireland, Germany and the UK.
He has guest lead Welsh National Opera and frequently plays guest Principal with Royal Northern Sinfonia, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Hallé, and other UK orchestras.
André teaches violin and chamber music at the Royal Welsh College of Music in Cardiff, and and annually teaches on the ConCorda Chamber Music course in Ireland, and the Xenia Chamber Music course in the Italian Alps.
André studied with Alan Solomon in South Africa, and with Winfried Rademacher and Charles-André Linale in Germany.  He had masterclasses from Christian Altenburger, and private tuition from Eugene Fodor and Ana Chumachenko.

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