Cara Berridge : cello

Playing in the Sacconi Quartet takes up most of Cara's life, rehearsing, performing, writing emails etc! Having had the same members since they started together in 2001 has been very intense but wonderful exploring the repertoire and the world together.

Quartet life is busy but when the chance arises, Cara enjoys other music challenges including playing in a piano trio which meets a few times every year for rehearsal and concert periods and also playing duo repertoire with various pianists. Cara also plays in chamber orchestras such as Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Britten Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra and London Chamber Orchestra.

Cara graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2002 with First Class Honours and continued her studies as the Amaryllis Fleming Scholar, receiving her Postgraduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma with distinction in 2003 and 2004. Sacconis are currently Quartet in Association at the RCM, coaching quartets and giving recitals and master classes. Last year Cara taught cello at the RCM and also teaches privately.

Cara plays a Nicolaus Gagliano cello from 1781, generously on loan to her from the Royal Society of Musicians, a charity which helps musicians in need.

Cara Berridge