Violinist Markella Vandoros is a highly versatile London-based artist who has performed as both soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK and Europe. As a founding member of the Mediterranea Trio but also as a recitalist alongside pianists Hara Kostogianni and Emma Abbate, Markella has appeared at numerous venues around the country, including St John’s Smith Square, British Museum, St Martin-in-the-Fields, National Gallery, St James Piccadilly, V&A Museum, Chichester Cathedral, and Balliol College Oxford, among others. She has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Athens, the Orchestra of Patras and the Nonesuch Orchestra, conducted by Saulius Sondeckis, Errico Frezis, William Carslake and Tom Seligman. Markella studied with renowned violinist Boris Belkin at the Maastricht Conservatorium, where she was awarded the Huygens Grant, and with Yuri Zhislin at the Royal College of Music, supported by a full scholarship from the IKY Foundation, obtaining a Master of Music in Advanced Performance. Markella also holds a PhD in Music from King’s College London, where she was supervised by Matthew Head and Roger Parker. Her thesis entitled Pierre Baillot: Institutions, Values and Identity explores chamber music aesthetics in Paris in the first half of the nineteenth century. Markella plays on a violin by Roberto Regazzi, which was dedicated to Boris Belkin, with a bow by Eugene Sartory (c.1895).