Violinist Daphne Manavopoulos holds a Master’s degree in Historical Performance from the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Walter Reiter. Other teachers have included Margaret Faultless, Rachel Podger, Jeanne Lamon, Julie Andrijeski, Adrian Butterfield and Julia Wedman.
Daphne is a registered Suzuki Method teacher, and has been teaching for the past 16 years. She has taught children and adults, privately and at institutions such as the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music, London and St Catherine’s British School in Athens, Greece. Daphne most recently was part of both the Suzuki and traditional violin departments at South Shore Conservatory in Boston, where she also held the position of Suzuki violin coordinator. As a teacher, Daphne enjoys getting to know her students, their individual musical goals and aspirations, and helping them achieve them.
Learning a musical instrument can be an equally exciting and daunting journey. Having gone through ups and downs herself throughout her musical career, Daphne values the need to have a constant love of music and a nurturing, supportive teacher. Her aim is to create a solid technical foundation in all her students, regardless of their age, and create a challenging yet supportive environment. Being a Suzuki kid herself, Daphne loves having come full circle, and sharing the principles of the Method with both Suzuki and traditional students.
As a performer, Daphne has worked in Europe and North America both as a historical and modern violinist. She has performed with ensembles such as Florilegium, The Hanover Band and Charivari Agréable, and people such as Ashley Solomon, Laurence Cummings, Margaret Faultless, Adrian Butterfield and Dame Emma Kirkby.