Lowri Porter - Violin

Lowri Porter has been with Welsh National Opera for ten years, currently holding the post of Assistant Leader (No 2). She has made recent guest appearances as Leader of both the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic, and Co-Leader of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

She was musical director of Project Instrumental from 2013-15, and is a founder member of the Zoltan Ensemble. She is a regular at the St Endellion Summer Festival in Cornwall.

Born in Cardiff in 1977, Lowri read music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, before studying with Howard Davis and Marianne Thorsen at the Royal Academy of Music, She also led the European Union Youth Orchestra during her time at the Academy.

She also teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Lowri is very grateful to have been loaned an 18th century Stainer school violin by a Welsh family.