MKCO welcomes the return of internationally renowned violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Date Posted:22/12/2015

MKCO welcomes the return of internationally renowned violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen


Kicking off the New Year with a bang, Milton Keynes City Orchestra is delighted to welcome back internationally renowned violinist, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, as she returns to Milton Keynes on Friday 8th January 2016 at the Venue MK.

Having opened the orchestra’s 2013/14 season in style, Tamsin will be gearing up for another fantastic performance as she takes to the stage for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, under the baton of MKCO’s Music Director and Principle Conductor, Damian Iorio. 

Tamsin was born in London in 1986 and attended the Royal College of Music. Whilst there, she studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky and won all available prizes. Tamsin has been a regular participant at the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove since she was 16 and her past teachers have  included; Shmuel Ashkenasi, Andras Keller and Ruggiero Ricci, the latter describing her as “the most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have ever encountered.”

Together with music from two of Rossini’s operas and a Schubert symphony, this concert features drama and extreme beauty, providing the audience of Milton Keynes with the perfect warming performance for a cold January night.

Looking ahead to the concert, Chairman of MKCO, Marian Livingstone said: “This concert is a great start to 2016, ticket sales are strong - a lot of people have bought tickets as Christmas presents. We are all looking forward to another stunning performance from Tamsin”.


Editor Notes:

Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) is a professional freelance orchestra providing a first-class listening and visual experience for audiences at every stage of classical music appreciation.

The Orchestra is dedicated to the delivery of a relevant and innovative education and outreach programme, working closely with partners in education, the arts and charities that have similar goals and ambitions within the community.

For further information please contact:

Media Enquiries: Daisy Castle, Jeanius Consulting Limited, Public Relations Consultants for Milton Keynes City Orchestra Tel 01908 827340 Email

Milton Keynes City Orchestra: Marian Livingstone, Chairman, Tel 01908 233123/ 07836 583505