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Jennifer Pike, British violinist, official home page for winner of
BBC Young Musician of the Year 2002, with concert and biographical
Jennifer Pike was awarded the coveted prize at the age of only
becoming the youngest ever winner, after her inspired performance of
Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with the BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Sir Andrew Davis, broadcast live to millions on
BBC 2 on 26th May 2002 from the Barbican Hall, London.
Jennifer, who comes from Cheshire, began learning the violin at the
age of five, having shown exceptional talent from a very early age. She
given performances throughout the UK and abroad, including
recitals in London's Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room. She made her
highly acclaimed BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall debut in 2005. As a
concerto soloist she has performed with major orchestras,
including all the BBC Orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra,
the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Academy of St
Martin in the Fields, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the World
Youth Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Tampere
Philharmonic and the City of London Sinfonia. She is an exclusive
recording artist for Chandos, and her debut CD of French violin sonatas
was released in March 2011. She has also recorded for ABC Classics.
She won the 2008 South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Artist Award for
her contribution to the Arts.
She is a recent member of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists
Scheme and winner of the London
International Violin Masters Award.
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