Valtie Nunn spent most of her childhood in Uganda and on returning to England she was inspired to take up the violin. She was awarded the TCM Trust Silver Medal for outstanding performance during her time at Trinity College of Music where she studied with Andrew Sherwood, graduating with Distinction in Master of Music and First Class Honors in Bachelor of Music.
Valtie enjoys a wide and varied career performing across the world. As a soloist she has performed with a number of orchestras across the country. Most notable performances include several performances of both Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Panufnik’s Violin Concerto with the Musicians of All Saints, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Hayes Symphony Orchestra and series of performances of the Stravinsky Violin Concerto in the UK and Germany as a result of winning the Springboard Soloists Competition.
An avid chamber musician; Valtie enjoys working in both a duo, with pianist Manuel Lopez Jorge, and The Golden Piano Trio along with cellist Dan James. Competition successes include 1st prize in the Leonard Smith Duo Competition with Manuel and 1st place in the Cavatina Chamber Music Competition with The Golden Piano Trio. They were also awarded the John Thompson Chamber Music Prize for excellence and are part of the ChamberStudio scheme at Kings Place.
During her time at Trinity Valtie was awarded numerous prizes. These include the Byram Jeejeebhoy Prize for ‘outstanding performance’ on two occasions, the City Livery Prize for excellence and the Nick Roth Memorial Prize for outstanding contribution to string ensemble playing. She was also awarded the Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship Scholarship, the Trinity College London Scholarship and a Philharmonia Martin Musical Scholarship Award towards further study at Trinity College of Music with Andrew Sherwood. Valtie has been fortunate enough to receive tutoring from some of the leading musicians in the profession, including the eminent Ivry Gitlis, the late Hugh Bean, Tasmin Little, Pieter Schoeman and Ofer Falk.
Valtie plays a violin by the renowned Italian maker Paulo Castello which has been generously loaned to her by a private benefactor.
You can see Valtie’s full CV here.