I am studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on a scholarship, previously having studied as a specialist Musician at Wells Cathedral School. Music is my greatest passion, so I am happy to teach anyone - even those who are unsure, just want to try out music or play only as a hobby.
On the other hand I also teach serious students who are aspiring musicians. My main goal as a teacher is to improve technical ability, create stylistic understanding and grow musicality.
I have teaching experience for both violin and viola, and the majority of my current students are beginners.
In the past I have done projects with primary schools to introduce music to young children and coach chamber groups, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I have also worked with high school students, which has helped some achieve IB's (International Baccalaureate) CAS and helped others pass music grades from grade 3-6. Having been an orchestra leader of several groups since the age of 12, I am well experienced in working with other musicians and coaching large groups as well as small ones.
I myself have ABRSM grade 8, which was awarded the highest mark in New Zealand of 2012 with 145/150, and a Trinity College London ATCL diploma, both with distinction.
I have performed around the world, including Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, Israel and England. Such performances have been not only solo but also chamber and orchestral concerts.
My base rate is 25 pounds, but if public transport is required to go to a students house, I ask for an extra 5 pounds to cover the expense.
Gwyneth Nelmes | Violinist
I am a passionate and hardworking violinist that has been pursuing a career in musical performance from a young age. Being a current scholarship student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, I am very keen to further my studies.
2017 Wells Cathedral School
Biology, Chemistry and Music A levels all with A
Maths A level with B
2016 Wells Cathedral School
Biology, Chemistry, Music and Maths AS levels with A
2014 Diocesan School for Girls (NZ)
National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 1) - with excellence
Gave several solo and duet concerts in Israel
Performed with the Central London Chamber Orchestra
Performed the Prokofiev Violin Concerto no 2. with orchestra after winning the Wells Cathedral School concerto competition.
Hong Kong tour - I was leader of a piano quartet that was asked to tour in Hong Kong to be ambassadors for Wells Cathedral School. We gave concerts and had a radio interview with Radio Television Hong Kong.
Europe tour - As part of Wells Virtuosi, we travelled to Germany (Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Friedrichshafen and Bad Homburg) and to Lucerne in Switzerland to perform.
New Virtuosi International Violin Mastercourse
Auckland Youth Orchestra tour – I was a member of the Auckland Youth Orchestra, and in 2015 we travelled around the North Island of New Zealand to give concerts, including in Whangaparaoa and Auckland.
I was asked to perform the Telemann violin concerto in E major with the Devenport Chamber Orchestra.
2014 – 2015
Wedding gigs – During these 2 years I was the leader of a string quartet. We worked by playing in several weddings.
Winner of the National Award for the Best Performance of a New Zealand Work in the New Zealand Chamber Contest. I was leader of an octet that won this award and we were asked to fly down to Christchurch to perform.
Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition
Michael Monaghan Scholar – The Michael Monaghan Foundation in New Zealand gave me the opportunity to perform with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and to have lessons with a member of the orchestra after applying and auditioning.
Performed for the Archbishop of Canterbury – When the previous Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, visited Auckland in 2011, my clarinet quartet and I were asked to perform.
2010 – 2015
KBB Music Festival – An Auckland competition for secondary school orchestras, concert bands and jazz bands, in which I competed in every year as part of the school symphony. We received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. In 2014 I was asked to perform the Bruch Violin concerto for the festival.
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