Assistant Concertmaster – Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Australian Hometown(s): Melbourne & Sydney
Education: University of Melbourne, International Menuhin Music Academy, Switzerland
Lerida began learning the violin at the age of three and at fifteen, began her undergraduate studies with William Hennessy at the University of Melbourne, completing a Doctor of Musical Arts in 2003. Lerida has engaged in study at the International Menuhin Music Academy, Switzerland; International Holland Music Sessions, The Netherlands; Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada; International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, UK; Yale Summer School of Music and Stanford University in the United States.
In 2014 Lerida was appointed to the position of Assistant Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Lerida has also appeared as a guest principal player with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic and Orchestra Victoria and as a ripieno player with Australian Chamber Orchestra. Lerida is a core player with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra Virtuosi.
In 2003 Lerida co-founded the Tinalley String Quartet, winners of the 2007 Banff International String Quartet Competition and the 2005 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition. The Quartet has established itself as one of Australia’s most successful ensembles, performing extensively throughout Europe, Canada, North America and Australia and appearing in such iconic venues as the Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Frankfurt AlteOper, Berlin Konzerthaus and the Sydney Opera House.
Lerida is the grateful recipient of a 1793 Joseph and Antonius Gagliano violin on loan from a private donor.
Last updated 2020