Violinist Caroline Pether is the leader of Manchester Camerata and teaches at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She speaks with online editor Davina Shum about the joy of playing in chamber orchestras – including how leading an ensemble is much like being a film director, allowing individual musicians to exercise freedom of expression within a clear overall vision, as well as Caroline’s favourite pieces to lead and direct from the violin.

Songs of Solitude no.1

Caroline Pether, violin

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