Sally-Jane Pendlebury, Cello (Associate)

Sally Pendlebury became a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 1988.

Sally grew up in Manchester and attended Chetham’s School of Music. At age 14 she became the youngest founding member of the European Community Youth Orchestra and was its principal cello for 3 years. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music during which she won the Capital Radio Prize and was a Shell/LSO competition prizewinner. She also won scholarships to study in Düsseldorf and Boston. She was a founder member of the Vellinger String Quartet which won the 1994 London International String Quartet Competition, and with them toured regularly throughout Europe, Japan and the USA. The quartet performed at many festivals such as Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Centre, Edinburgh, Klangboden in Vienna and Mondsee. She has taken part in chamber music series in New York, San Francisco, Nürnberg and Graz. Sally plays guest principal with many British orchestras such as English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia.

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