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Royal Scottish National Orchestra names Lena Zeliszewska as associate principal first violin

The violinist takes up her new role at the beginning of the orchestra's 2016-17 season

September 7, 2016

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has appointed Lena Zeliszewska as associate principal first violin (no. 4) from the beginning of the orchestra’s 2016-17 season on 6 October.

A former member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and Verbier Festival Orchestra, Polish musician Zeliszewska was appointed sub-principal first violin with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2010, and since 2011 has also been a member of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

‘One of the main factors which drives and inspires me as a musician and a person is a constant search for new challenges and opportunities to learn more about music, performance and life in general,’ said Zeliszewska. ‘More often than not I learn that from my fellow musicians and so I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the RSNO and to begin this new and exciting musical journey!’

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