Who's who in the orchestra

Tina Gruenberg

Joined the LPO in 1990


Tina Gruenberg was born in London and made her debut aged nine playing a Mozart Violin Concerto at the Aldeburgh Festival. At 16 she won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Emanuel Hurwitz, and then a Martin Musical Trust award enabled her to study in Vienna with Josef Suk.

Tina has appeared as a soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and London Mozart Players. She has performed the Brahms Double Concerto with Steven Isserlis and the Ulster Orchestra. Concertos performed at Royal Festival Hall include Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, Mozart's D major Concerto and the Sinfonia Concertante with her father, Erich Gruenberg.

Tina was a member of the international prize-winning piano trio, Trio Zingara, and gave recitals and broadcasts worldwide. She was Sub-Leader of the LPO from 1990–98. In 1991 she was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Her live television recital for Channel 4 was shown throughout Europe. She was also invited to play Bach's Chaconne for the critically acclaimed production of A Question of Geography at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and at the Barbican, London. She has had a highly successful collaboration with the celebrated countertenor James Bowman, with whom she has recorded song cycles and chamber music.

Tina has taught and given classes at the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. She plays a J.B. Rogeri violin made in 1696 at the workshop of Nicola Amati in Cremona.