Zoë Beyers

South-African born Zoë Beyers has established a reputation as one of the finest and most versatile violinists based in the UK, and performs worldwide as soloist, chamber musician, director and orchestral leader.  Highlights of the 2019/2020 season include appearances at the Wigmore Hall with IMusicanti, the St Magnus Festival in Orkney and the Edinburgh International Festival with Hebrides Ensemble, solo appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, English Symphony Orchestra, Norwich Philharmonic and Warwick Symphony Orchestra, and the 2020 BBC Proms leading the Hallé under Sir Mark Elder.

Zoë appears regularly as guest leader of the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras, the CBSO, the Philharmonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Nacional de España at the invitation of Maestro Juanjo Mena.  Since 2017, Zoë has been the concertmaster of the English Symphony Orchestra, collaborating closely with them as director and soloist.

As a chamber musician Zoë appears with the Hebrides Ensemble, Nash Ensemble, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the London Sinfonietta.  She has recently joined the renowned Dante Quartet as their first violinist.

Zoë has a passionate interest in education, teaching at the Birmingham Conservatoire and coaching violinists and ensembles at the start of their careers.  She is proud to be involved in ARCO, a distance learning collaboration between Birmingham Conservatoire and students in deprived areas of South Africa.