Bryony was born in London and started playing the violin at the age of 7. Her love of making music with others began at an early age, inspired and shaped by the work of the Bromley Youth Music Trust and the National Youth Orchestra. A first class honours graduate and instrumental scholar from New College Oxford, Bryony studied the violin with Richard Deakin and completed her Masters studies at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with distinction.
Passionate about musical education, Bryony is a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music and has delivered workshops for Live Music Now, Artis Education, English Touring Opera and the Junior departments of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. Her first full time orchestral job was with the Ulster Orchestra, which she joined at the age of 23, before moving to the CBSO one year later.
When asked about her personal highlights with the Orchestra, Bryony said: ‘As a tutti second violin my most unforgettable (and indescribably amazing) memory is of being right in the heart of the orchestra for Der Rosenkavalier with Andris Nelsons. I also loved being part of The CBSO's 'Clock onto Safety' concerts for schools’.
Bryony is a member of The Stringcredibles, with whom she is dedicated to working in schools and community settings to inspire creativity, support instrumental learning and connect children to culture. In her spare time Bryony acts as Treasurer of the CBSO Benevolent Fund, helping the musicians and staff of the CBSO to cope with ill health and hardship.
Supported by Gay and Trevor Clarke