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Our Teachers

Manuel Arellano Bover

An engaging, versatile musician, Manuel Arellano combines his conducting activities with his passion for the violin, teaching and chamber music.

Manuel studied violin with Olga Vilkomirskaia, a pupil of David Oistrakh, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Badajoz (Spain) where he graduated with first class honours in violin performance. He continued his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London), holding the Gladys Bratton Scholarship, where he finished his Master’s degree with distinction. He has also recently finished a Postgraduate Artist Diploma at Trinity Laban under the tutelage of Mayumi Fujikawa and John Crawford.

Manuel is a member of the Bedriska Trio, an award-winning Piano Trio based in London. With the Bedriska Trio Manuel won the 1st Prize in the 2012 Cavatina Chamber Music Competition, and was finalist of the 2013 Cavatina Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition. The trio has also been awarded twice the John Thompson Prize for its achievements in chamber music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, as well as the Tony Dale Legacy bursary.

Manuel is the founder and conductor of the Siegfried Camerata, an orchestra composed of former and current graduate students based in Greenwich. The ensemble has performed in venues such as Blackheath Halls and St. James’s Piccadilly, and will perform at St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of their prestigious Lunchtime Concert series in 2016.

As a teacher, Manuel has recently worked for the London Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the teaching staff for the "LPO Have a Go Instrument Sessions" run by the Southbank Centre. He gives regular outreach music workshops at schools with the Bedriska Trio, and he is also a dedicated private tutor to a number of appreciative students.

Manuel currently works as a violin tutor at Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and as a violin tutor for the Tri-borough Music Hub.