RSNO appoints Beth Woodford and Veronica Marziano as new members Posted Thu 28 September 2023
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is pleased to welcome musicians Beth Woodford and Veronica Marziano who join the string section as Tutti Viola and First Violin respectively. Both players were appointed following a robust process of audition and trial in which they performed frequently with the Orchestra during the 2021:22 and 2022:23 Seasons.
Originally from East Sussex, Woodford studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music followed by the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. After graduating, she remained in the city to freelance predominantly with the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic. Since moving to Glasgow in 2021, Woodford has performed with Scottish Ballet, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the RSNO with renowned soloists such as Nicola Benedetti, Midori, Benjamin Grosvenor and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
Marziano is a violinist of Polish, Venezuelan and Italian descent and graduated from her Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music with distinction. She has performed with orchestras across the UK including the RSNO, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Glyndebourne Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Southbank Sinfonia. As a chamber musician, she was a member of the Amanzi Quartet who were selected as 2019:20 Concordia Foundation Artists and finalists at the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition. Off the concert platform, Marziano is a keen advocate for arts education and holds a Postgraduate Certificate of Education in Group Instrumental Learning.
Both join the Orchestra as permanent members from September, taking part in 30th anniversary screenings of Jurassic Park with orchestra and RSNO Season Opening concerts in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow featuring the music of Mussorgsky, Beethoven and Strauss.