Candida Thompson

Candida Thompson artistic director and leader of Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Candida Thompson studied with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music andDrama, where she received her soloist’s graduation diploma with honour. She developed her qualities further at the Banff Centre for theArts in Canada and played with several international orchestras such as Moskov ChamberOrchestra, The English String Orchestra,Wiener Symphoniker, the Netherland RadioChamber Orchestra and AmsterdamSinfonietta. Candida Thompson has been aregular guest artist at La Musica chambermusic festival in Florida. She also participatedat chamber music festivals like the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland) and the Gubbio Festival (Italy). In the past yearsCandida performed with artists such as Bruno Guiranna, Joseph Silverstein, Isabelle Faust,Janine Jansen. Together with cellist Xenia Jankovic and pianist Paolo Giacometti she formed the Hamlet trio. Candida Thompson was appointed Amsterdam Sinfonietta’s artistic director and lead violin in the summer of2003. Under her leadership Amsterdam Sinfonietta has made successful tours of Australia, the United States, China, Spain, Italy and Germany and has recorded a number of highly acclaimed CD recordings.