Francesca Hunt – Viola
The Rolf and Celia Thornqvist Chair
When did you join the RSNO?
I joined the RSNO in August 2009.
Where are you from?
I'm from New Zealand.
Where did you study?
I did an Undergraduate degree in Wellington, New Zealand, and a Postgraduate degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
What do you enjoy most about being in the RSNO?
My favourite thing about being in the RSNO is playing great music in different venues around Scotland.
Tell us your favourite RSNO story/memory so far.
Since joining the Orchestra, the most memorable times for me have been the European Tour 2010 and playing at the Proms.
You're stranded on a desert island. You're allowed 3 CDs and 1 book. What would they be, and why?
If I was stranded on a desert island, the CDs I would have to bring would be some Brahms, Mahler and Beethoven String Quartets. I wouldn't be able to choose just one book!