Lauren Clay – Violinist and Teacher
Lauren Clay – Violinist and Teacher


Lauren has toured the UK, USA, Europe, and Asia. She was part of a Bollywood string trio touring India and Indonesia for many years, with frequent performances in the UK too. Most recently, Lauren went to Miami with the Cairn String Trio.

Playing a range of styles, from classical to pop, traditional to Bollywood, Lauren is at home in many musical settings. She has performed in many prestigious venues, such as the Royal Festival Hall, Usher Hall, and the NIA and Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

Lauren started learning the violin at the age of 4 using the Suzuki method. She has since gone on to achieve a first class degree in music from the University of Liverpool and a Masters degree specialising in performance from Birmingham Conservatoire. Along the way she has won various prizes and accolades, including the Arts Cup for skill in the arts, and the Jane Longhurst Memorial Prize for outstanding ability on the violin.

As a performer, Lauren’s first love lies with chamber music. She regularly plays with quartets in Scotland, most frequently with the Cairn String Quartet.

In the summer of 2016, Lauren performed in the award-winning show Greater Belfast, written by the talented Matt Reagan. She also performed with Emma Pollock at the Edinburgh International Festival and Doune the Rabbit Hole. Lauren often plays with the Rogue Orchestra, with whom she performed on the main stage at T in the Park. Lauren has performed a number of times on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland, with performances ranging from jazz to pop.

Currently, Lauren is freelancing from her base in Edinburgh.

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