B E R M U D A
Bermudian violinist Leidy Sinclair is currently in her third year at London’s Royal Academy of Music where she studies with Professor Mateja Marinkovic, received the Amadeus Scholarship and has lead the Royal Academy String Orchestra. She is the second violinist of The Halcyon Quartet, which has been awarded a place in the Academy’s prestigious Davey-Poznanski Quartet Scheme.
Attending Wells Cathedral School from 2009-2012, Leidy lead both the Wells Virtuosi String Chamber Orchestra and the Wells Symphony Orchestra throughout her final year and received the Yfrah Neaman Violin Prize for outstanding musical achievement. Solo and chamber highlights include performances at St. James’s Palace, the Bermuda Festival ‘Rising Stars’ series, in recital with BBC Young Musician of the Year piano finalist Victor Lim, and at Bath’s Guildhall. From age 10 to 15, Leidy was the student of Marylou Speaker Churchill, the long-standing principal second violinist of Boston Symphony, which resulted in many performance opportunities and honours.
She has spent summers at Meadowmount in the studio of Sally Thomas. Additionally, she has performed in masterclasses and privately for Joji Hattori, Rodney Friend, So Ock Kim, David Strange, Sally O’Reilly and Almita Vamos.
Leidy is grateful for the support of The Peter Leitner Foundation Scholarship. She plays an Italian violin made in 1775 by Joannes Varotti.