Following her critically acclaimed Royal Festival Hall debut, Shiry Rashkovsky pursues an international solo, chamber and teaching career.
She was a prize-winner of the Cecil Aronowitz Viola Prize, Philharmonia Orchestra Meyer Award, Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme, and Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.
Highly in demand as a concerto soloist, performances include engagements with the New Music Ensemble, Kallion Ensemble, Lady Clare Players, Cambridge Symphony Orchestra ‘CUMS’, and Barnet Symphony Orchestra. She has broadcast live for BBC Radio 3 and BBC4, New York’s WQXR, Italy’s RAI, and the Israeli Broadcasting Authority.
Invitations to festivals of renown include Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Keshet Eilon International Music Centre, and Bowdoin International Music Festival, where she has performed as a soloist and in chamber ensembles with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Shlomo Mintz, and members of the Nash Ensemble.
A proponent of contemporary music, Shiry gave the world premiere of Kate Whitley’s Viola Concerto which was dedicated to her in 2010. She has performed as principal viola for MultiStory, and collaborated with the ‘NonClassical’ collective.
Shiry obtained a BA in Political Science at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and an Artist Diploma and Masters of Music with First Class Honours at the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Natasha Boyarska and Ian Jewel.
Sought after as a teacher, Shiry joined the music department at Royal Holloway in 2013, and is a faculty member of New Virtuosi International Mastercourse, and LeAltreNote Music Festival.
"Dexterity, velocity, double-stopping are all tested… in a beguiling performance that was in some places simple and heartfelt and in others thrilling and exuberant"
Tim Homfray, The Strad