Marina Solarek

Marina became administrator for the YMC in 2007. She came to England in 1986 to study violin with the late Prof. Yfrah Neaman. She has performed regularly in Britain and abroad with her Piano Trio, the Feinstein Ensemble and the Baroque Ensemble “Kontraste”. She has given concerts at the South Bank and has made several broadcasts for Classic FM and BBC Radio 3.

Marina was a member of the BBC Radio Orchestra and is now leading a busy freelance career, working with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, BBC Symphony Orchestra, West End Shows and for Film and Television. She is the co-founder and tutor for the residential viola course “Arpeggione” which she runs together with Jacky Woods. Marina was recently appointed leader of the North London Symphony Orchestra.

In her spare time she enjoys going to ballet classes in the Royal Opera House with Romayne Grigorova. Marina lives with her husband Martin and their daughter Natasha in Willesden Green.