Violinist returns home as soloist with Bremerton Symphony

Posted on: October 8, 2015

“Claire Sledd might be a citizen of London these days, but she likes to get back to her North Kitsap roots once a year,” writes Michael C. Moore in Wednesday’s (10/7) Kitsap Sun (Bremerton, Washington; subscription required). “And when we’re lucky, her visit coincides with a performance by the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra. The violinist happens to be home in Kitsap for a visit that falls on the same weekend the symphony opens its 2015-16 season with an all-Dvorák program that will, courtesy of Sledd, feature the composer’s seldom-heard violin concert. Sledd’s been busy since moving to England at 16 back in 2008, earning a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, to which she added a master’s (with distinction) in 2014.… ‘Because I grew up in Bremerton, I often played in the community at various events and fundraisers as well as recitals, and still join the orchestra from time to time when I come home for its Christmas concert.… It is so important for local musicians to be able to perform for their community and it’s great that [Bremerton Symphony Music Director Alan Futterman] recognizes this.”

Posted October 8, 2015