Viola player, Cassandra Hutchings, currently enjoys an exciting performing career with professional orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Cassandra is a passionate teacher of violin and viola, a widely experienced chamber musician and gives regular solo recitals throughout the UK.
Cassandra gained a Bachelor of Music from the Royal Academy of Music and was a scholar at the Royal College of Music where she graduated with a Masters in Performance. Whilst studying at the Royal College of Music, her chamber group won the ‘Special prize’ in the Chamber Music with Piano Competition and took part in the Mentorship at Kings Place Chamber Studio with her String Trio. Whilst studying Cassandra trained with leading musicians and performed with some of the finest conductors in the world.
Cassandra started her teaching career whilst she was still studying, at the Junior department of the Royal Academy of Music, where she was invited to teach violin, viola and chamber music. Whist teaching at the Junior RAM Cassandra worked alongside top musicians and teachers, and received a thorough grounding in teaching.
Cassandra is dedicated to inspiring passion and real music making while imparting knowledge of fundamental technique. She ensures that students feel comfortable and able on their instrument, as well as enabling them to enjoy and love music making. Cassandra teaches beginners to professionals with outstanding results and a cultivation of a love of music. Cassandra has become a specialist for beginners, who she teaches using a mixture of the Kodaly and Solfedge system, with Russian technique.