Mathilde Milwidsky Violin
Mathilde's studies began at the RCM Junior Department where she was a Tsukanov Scholar, taught by Viktoria Grigoreva & David Takeno. Mathilde subsequently studied at the RAM as a full scholarship student under György Pauk, graduating in 2017 with first class honours. She is currently studying under Mi-kyung Lee at the Hochschule für Musik München. She has performed as a soloist at major London venues as well as across Europe and is regularly invited to UK and European festivals. She has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune, BBC Radio 4, Radio Swiss Classic, Classic FM and the BBC One Show.
Mathilde won the string section of the 2017 Royal Overseas League Music Competition and was awarded a place on the St John's Smith Square Young Artist Scheme for the 2017/18 season. She has also won the 2011 Madeira International Violin Competition and was a finalist in Orchid Classics' Young British Soloist Competition (2015), the RAM's Patron's Award (2015) and the Karl Jenkins Classic FM Music Competition (2017). She has been awarded scholarships from the Hattori Foundation, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Martin Musical Scholarship, the Drake Calleja Foundation, the Tillett Trust and the Sir John Cass Foundation. In 2016 Mathilde was one of 20 selected from 300 worldwide to participate in the Menuhin Competition.