Studio Symphony Orchestra

Leader

Ottoline Maas

Ottoline Maas

Ottoline Maas began learning the violin aged 7, with her mother. At 15, she gained a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. She attended a 4 year graduate course in music at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester from 1975-1979, and from there, started a 5 year period of freelance work. Much of this consisted of touring Britain with Northern Ballet, interspersed with tours to Europe, Ireland, Hong Kong, and South America with various orchestras. In 1984, she joined the Ulster Orchestra.

Otti was appointed leader of the Studio Symphony Orchestra in 1996, having played the Mendelssohn violin concerto with them in 1995. She has subsequently given further performances with the orchestra, including the Dvorak concerto in 2001, the concerto in G by Haydn in 2004, Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" in 2008, and the Bruch concerto in 2011.