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Renowned for her "dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique", violinist Jennifer Pike has taken the musical world by storm with her unique artistry and compelling insight into music from the Baroque to the present day. In demand as soloist and recitalist all over the world, she is known as an artist of exceptional integrity and depth, whilst her ability to "hold an audience spellbound" and "luminous beauty of tone" have established her as one of the most exciting artists performing today.

Born to British and Polish parents in 1989 she first gained international recognition in 2002, when, aged 12, she became the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the youngest major prizewinner in the Menuhin International Violin Competition. Aged 15 she made acclaimed débuts at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall, and her many subsequent Proms appearances have included the role of 2009 "featured artist". Passionate about helping young people from all backgrounds enhance their lives through music, she was recently invited to become an ambassador for the Prince's Trust and Foundation for Children and the Arts, and patron of the Lord Mayor's City Music Foundation.

Jennifer performs extensively as soloist with major orchestras worldwide and frequently on radio and television, her prolific and widely-acclaimed discography on Chandos, Sony and ABC Classics includes the Sibelius Violin Concerto, Miklós Rózsa Violin Concerto, Bach and Schultz. She recently recorded the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony and Edward Gardnerand her recordings of Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending and David Bednall's new works for violin and organ were released recently.

www.Jenniferpike.com

JENNIFER PIKE

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