Leona Gogolicynová was born in the Czech Republic and started to play violin at the age of 6.

She completed her DiS. degree (specialist with a diploma) at the Conservatoire of Ceske Budejovice in the Czech Republic in classical violin, and Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where she received a high distinction in her violin studies and was awarded a Concert Recital Diploma for exceptional performance in her final recital. After her graduation from GSMD, Leona was invited to stay on as a Fellow in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Leona has performed as a soloist with the South Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Finchley Symphony Orchestra, the St Clements Players and City of London Soloists. She has participated in masterclasses with David Dolan, Miriam Kramer, Andrew Watkinson, David Waterman, Tomotada Soh, Martin Chalifour (LA Phil), Ivan Straus, Jan Talich, and others. The venues Leona has performed in include Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall, LSO St Luke’s, Koncertní síň O. Jeremiáše, and Chinese National Orchestra Concert Hall. She has given concerts in the UK, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, Italy, and China.

Leona runs her own Slavic Soirees concert series in South West London, which promotes Slavic musicians and composers. The next performance is scheduled for 2nd June 2023. Leona is also a permanent member of the Walshaw Trio (flute, violin and piano). Please check the ‘Calendar’ page for more details on upcoming events.

For a more extensive CV, bio and repertoire list, please email Leona using the ‘Contact’ page.


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