Freya Goldmark is currently studying violin at the Royal College of Music with Maciej Rakowski and is a past pupil of the Royal College’s Junior Department. She has performed extensively throughout Europe and Asia as a soloist, giving performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Bangkok. She was a guest soloist at the Rachmaninov Institute Russia for a performance of Mozart’s Concerto in D, as well as giving numerous solo recitals. In 2012 she was invited to the Valdres Festival, Norway and her performance of Ravel’s Tzigane was broadcast live on Norwegian national radio. She has also performed in festivals in France and Germany. In 2013 Freya made her Cadogan Hall début at the invitation of the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation – an organisation founded to nurture the talents of young people gifted in music and the arts. Following this she was invited to perform Chausson’s Poème in Moscow as part of the International Vladimir Spivakov Festival.
Freya was awarded the 2012 Gordon Turner Memorial Prize (JDRCM) and in 2014 the Freda Dinn and Ida Mabbett String Prize (JDRCM). She is regularly invited to perform at festivals and music societies around Britain; in 2012 she gave a solo recital at the Albert Hall’s Elgar Room and recent performances include recitals at Sidney Sussex Cambridge and Magdalen College Oxford.
Freya is a keen chamber musician. She has recorded and premièred early Britten string quartets at The Red House Aldeburgh, and in 2013 played at Sandringham for Prince Charles with her Junior College quartet. In 2014 Freya gave another Elgar Room recital with her piano trio. Later that year they awarded first prize in the Pro Corda Chamber Music Competition.
In 2016 Freya decided to continue her love of chamber music by founding her own festival, the Uppingham International Music Festival. November of this year will see a three day event of string chamber music performed by a group of musicians from around the world.
Freya is incredibly grateful to be a Foundation Scholar supported by a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award at RCM.