As an orchestral player, Luce played under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy and Bernard Haitink and was invited in Buckingham Palace for HRH
Prince Charles’ birthday as principal flute of the RCM Chamber Orchestra. A keen chamber musician, she performed in Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Kings Place, the Houses of Parliament, V&A Museum, the National Gallery with the Globe and Giverny
Ensembles. A keen advocate of creation, she records actively for film composers and works alongside various composers. She premiered numerous works and was broadcasted BBC Radio 3.
Luce holds a Master-degree in French and Comparative Literature from
Paris-IV-Sorbonne university. She used to be Bachtrack French editor and is now a writer for the Opera of Rouen Normandie, a lecturer and a musicology researcher.
Luce was sponsored by the Leverhulme Postagraduate Studentship as an RCM scholar, Lee
Abbey London and the Rotary International Club.
Following her critically acclaimed Royal Festival Hall debut, Shiry Rashkovsky pursues an international solo, chamber and teaching career.
She was a prize-winner
of the Cecil Aronowitz Viola Prize, Philharmonia Orchestra Meyer Award, Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme, and Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.
Highly in demand as a concerto soloist, performances include engagements with the New
Music Ensemble, Kallion Ensemble, Lady Clare Players, Cambridge Symphony Orchestra ‘CUMS’, and Barnet Symphony Orchestra. She has broadcast live for BBC Radio 3 and BBC4, New York’s WQXR, Italy’s RAI, and the Israeli
Alongside Robin Green (prize-winner, YCAT, ROSL, Park Lane Group), she has toured England and Wales as part of the few established piano and viola duos.
Invitations to festivals of renown include Prussia Cove
Open Chamber Music, Keshet Eilon International Music Centre, and Bowdoin International Music Festival, where she has performed as a soloist and in chamber ensembles with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Shlomo Mintz, and members of the Nash Ensemble.
Sought after as a teacher, Shiry was appointed Professor of Viola at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2013 and is a faculty member of New Virtuosi International Mastercourse and LeAltreNote Music Festival.
She currently freelances regularly
with the Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as principal viola for MultiStory and the ‘NonClassical’ collective.
A proponent of contemporary music, Shiry gave the world premiere of Kate Whitley’s
Viola Concerto which was dedicated to her in 2010.
Shiry obtained a BA in Political Science at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and an Artist Diploma and Masters of Music with First Class Honours at the Royal College of Music, where she
studied with Natasha Boyarska and Ian Jewel.