Davina Clarke is a violinist who’s strong aptitude and enthusiasm for historically informed performance have led her to explore a diverse range of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington and many more.
She was a scholar at the Junior Royal Academy of Music before subsequently winning the McMynn Scholarship to read music at The University of Manchester: there she studied with Benedict Holland (RNCM) and led the University Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble, and Sinfonietta. She graduated with First Class Honours, having been awarded both the Proctor-Gregg Performance Prize and the Hargreaves Academic Award in her final year.
With the support of the Golden Charitable Trust, Davina pursued a Masters, specialising in historically informed performance at the Royal Academy of Music. During her time there, Davina won many prizes like the Roy Burcher and Tebbutt Exhibition Award and was also very highly commended for her performance in the Mica Comberti Bach Prize. In addition to her studies, Davina was leader of the Academy’s Baroque Orchestra, and made her Wigmore Hall concerto début with Rachel Podger. She also toured extensively around Europe as co-leader of the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Currently, she performs around the world with UK’s most highly regarded period ensembles and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for her outstanding contribution to the music industry. Her most recent engagements include BBC Proms, as well as at the Albert Hall with her own ensemble, Word and Music.
WildKat is pleased to be working with Davina on Press & PR for her upcoming album Sweet Stillness.