Roxanna Albayati is a cellist based in London, UK, currently completing her MA in Performance and Music Education at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In 2015 she completed a BMus in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, specialising in classical performance under the supervision of Rebecca Turner and Danny Driver, as well as music education under Maria Krivensky. Roxanna has participated in masterclasses with cellists such as Alexander Ivashkin, Nicolas Altstaedt, Oliver Coates, and is currently training under Natalia Pavlutskaya.
Roxanna's greatest interest in performance lies in contemporary classical music. She is currently the principal cellist of the New Maker Ensemble as well as the London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, and she recently won the 2019 Gladys Puttick Improvisation Competition. Roxanna has performed in contemporary music conferences at Goldsmiths, UoL, as well as the University of Surrey, and often performs in events and art galleries across London.
As an avid performer, Roxanna also regularly performs in small chamber groups, having performed in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, Grosvenor House Hotel, Two Temple Place, and St. John's Smith Square .
London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra
London Shostakovich Orchestra
New London Opera Group
Goldsmiths Chamber Orchestra
Kings College Philharmonic Orchestra
Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra
New Maker Ensemble
Goldsmiths Contemporary Music Ensemble
840 Concert Series
Festivals and Conferences:
Cheltenham Music Festival
Compositional Aesthetics and Political Conference, Goldsmiths UoL
LSE Russian Business Week Gala
Sounds Between Festival, University of Surrey
Tete a Tete: The Opera Festival
Zealous X Festival
Side by Side Projects:
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
The Amadè Players
Beijing Central Conservatory
"I was fortunate enough to work with Roxanna recently. She was incredibly professional, very quick and most importantly her playing was beautiful. She was an asset to the session and enhanced the music she played."
Cesar Lavin, composer
"Roxanna played beautifully and silenced the whole room, I would recommend Roxanna for any event."
Lucinda Bellm, LAMB Arts Gallery Director