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Chloe Hayward is a 21 year old, Leeds and Leicester (UK) based Violinist, currently in her final year of undergraduate studies at Leeds College of Music under the tuition of Linda Jankovska.
She was previously a member of the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra for 3 years and gained opportunities to play in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, DeMontfort Hall, Leicester and Birmingham Symphony Hall. The Orchestra also travelled to Anges, France in 2012 and Prague in 2014. In 2014, Chloe also received the opportunity to play alongside players of the Philharmonia Orchestra in a children's project directed by Paul Rissman called 'Orchestra Unwrapped', performed at DeMontfort Hall, Leicester.
Throughout her time studying at Leeds College of Music, Chloe has lead both the LCoM Chamber Orchestra and the LCoMSU Camerata and is currently orchestral manager of the Camerata, for which she has organised an upcoming tour to Amsterdam in June 2017. The orchestra will also feature on the official Leeds City of Culture 2023 bid video in May 2017. Chloe has performed in masterclasses with the Retorica violin duo and Jacqueline Ross and has also performed with the LCoM Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
Chloe is a regular violinist for Leeds Youth Opera, performing Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro', Bernstein's 'West Side Story' and 'Les Miserables', in the past year and will be returning in July 2017 for a performance of Verdi's 'A Masked Ball', all showcased at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. She is also a regular performer with the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra, the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra and the White Rose Orchestra. Other engagements include a production of 'Kiss me Kate' with the Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society and an upcoming weekend of performances of Holst's 'The Wandering Scholar' in May 2017, for which she will play solo violin alongside a clarinettist.
Chloe performs regularly at weddings and events as a solo violinist and is an experienced quartet player with various ensembles and her own group, the Voci String Quartet.
Despite studying Classical music styles closely, Chloe is also a member of a folk duo based in Leicester with school friend Ben Allen. In 2012, Chloe and Ben decided to begin writing and performing a relaxed folk style which gained interest from local promoters, festival directors and BBC Introducing, resulting in performances at Leicester's 'Simon Says' festival, Strawberry Fields Festival and in sessions at BBC Nottingham, broadcasted over the midlands by Dean Jackson and also on the Mark Forrest show on BBC Local Radio.