Ann Hooley – violinJ S Bach
Partita in D minor for solo violin
‘Rhapsody’, Op 19 for unaccompanied violin
Ann Hooley studied with Eli Goren at the Guildhall School of Music where she won several prizes as solo violinist and chamber musician. Subsequent teachers include Yossi Zivoni and Henryk Szeryng. As a freelance player she has worked with many of the London orchestras and for seven years was leader of the Mercury Ensemble, Ballet Rambert. As well as having a great love for the classical repertoire, Ann has a keen interest in contemporary music and has performed, broadcast and recorded with chamber groups such as Endymion Ensemble, Lontano, Almeida Ensemble and Music Projects, often appearing as guest leader.
Teaching has always been an important aspect of her career. For three years she was Staff Violinist at Southampton University where she taught violin and gave numerous recitals. Later she taught violin and chamber music for many years at Trinity College of Music, London. Ann has given several highly acclaimed recitals at the Purcell Room and premiered many contemporary works including the UK premieres of Nigel Osborne’s Mbira, Ruth Crawford-Seeger’s Sonata for violin and piano, Minna Keal’s Cantillation for violin and orchestra and Leonard Salzedo’s Partita for solo violin.
Ann led the Archaeus Quartet from its formation in 1990 until 2019. The group performed widely throughout the UK, and recorded seven critically acclaimed CDs of music by British composers: Minna Keal, Ethel Smyth, Amy Beach, Susan Spain-Dunk, York Bowen, Cyril Scott and the complete quartets of Parry. The fruitful friendship with Leonard Salzedo and premiere of his Seventh Quartet, which had lain dormant for twenty-five years, resulted in the composition of three more quartets and the Sonata for Violin and Viola. The Archaeus recording of the Second and Seventh Quartets with his Sonata for Violin and Viola, played by its dedicatees Ann Hooley and Elizabeth Turnbull, was selected as Editor’s Choice in the Gramophone magazine. A further disc of Salzedo’s quartets numbers One, Five and Ten followed in 2018.
Ann is currently exploring the violin and piano repertoire with Nancy Cooley, as well as the Bach Sonatas and Partitas alongside other solo violin works.
STAY UP TO DATE
WITH NEWS FROM ST BRIDE’S
Subscribe to our newsletter to receive alerts for
events and advance information about seasonal services.
We protect your data and never overwhelm your inbox.SUBSCRIBE