Francina Moll Salord

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Violin

Location: London

Website: www.francinamollsalord.com

Violinist Francina Moll Salord is a graduate from the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, where she obtained a Masters in Performance as well as a Bachelor Degree with Honours with professors Radu Blidar and Natasha Boyarsky. Throughout her studies at the RCM, Francina was kindly supported by the Abbado European Young Musician’s Trust, EMI Music Foundation, RCM Instrument Scheme, FIDAH Music Foundation, Talent Unlimited and the Kathleen Trust. In 2015 she was awarded the Kenneth Loveland Gift. Prior to her time at the RCM, Francina received a scholarship from The Purcell School of Music in London to study with Evgeny Grach. Since then she has performed widely across Europe playing in venues as Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre and has offered recitals at St James´s Church Piccadilly and St David´s Hall in Cardiff among others. Francina regularly collaborates with the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife and the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands. Francina is a keen advocate of contemporary music and often closely works with composers, premiering and recording their works. Francina premiered Sketch, a piece for solo violin by Austrian composer Thomas Wally at the Soundings Academy of Contemporary Music in London. She is a member of the Omnes Musica Ensemble of Contemporary Music, Southbank Sinfonia and leads the London Classical Soloists. Francina also really enjoys recording film scores, and has most recently recorded at Abbey Road Studios the score for La Lune Folle.

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