Andrea Hallam is a passionate chamber musician and is in demand both as a violinist and violist. Andrea has been deeply influenced by the great Austro-Hungarian music-making tradition to which she was introduced at the International Musicians’ Seminar, Prussia Cove Master Classes in 1997. There as an English Speaking Union Scholar, she met Lorand Fenyves, with whom she subsequently studied for three years. Since 2000 Andrea has been a regular participant at IMS Open Chamber Music and was invited to perform in 2012 at the anniversary concert at Wigmore Hall.
Andrea collaborates regularly with pianist Izabella Simon and has performed twice in the festival in Budapest established by Izabella with her husband, pianist Denes Varjon. Her extensive chamber music experience also includes collaborations with artists such as Steven Isserlis and Mayumi Seiler as well as with members of chamber groups including the Amadeus, Orion, Tokyo, St Lawrence, Belcea, Keller, Chilingirian and Endellion string quartets and the Florestan and Gould piano trios. In addition, Andrea has played with some of Europe’s top ensembles such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Camerata Bern and Ensemble Modern.
Andrea is a member of the Israeli Contemporary Players where she also sometimes plays solo. Last season, she played principal second violinist with the Jerusalem Camerata and has also played with the Tel Aviv Soloists, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra and Meitar Ensemble.