Enjoy a lunchtime violin recital by Joana Rodrigues, an MMSF Fellow from the Philharmonia Orchestra, accompanied by Ellis Thomas.

Portuguese violinist Joana Rodrigues is a recent graduate from the Orchestral Artistry postgraduate course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She studied with renowned teachers such as Stephanie Gonley, Ofer Falk and Simon Fischer. Joana enjoys a busy freelance schedule playing with London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa. Joana is a member of the Knox Ensemble, and has performed solo in Portugal and the UK.

This concert is free with Museum admission.


Franz Schubert, Sonata in A minor op post 137, 2 D-385

Olivier Messiaen, Theme and Variations

Johannes Brahms, Sonata 3 in D Minor


For the last two years, the Foundling Museum has partnered with the Philharmonia Orchestra to provide monthly recital opportunities for their MMSF Instrumental Fellows. The scheme has been developed to equip musicians at the start of their careers with real-world performance experience, whilst inviting them to engage with our history and collections through their programming.

The Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme (formerly the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund) has supported young musicians since 1968. Over the years, the programme has helped to prepare exceptionally talented instrumental students for a professional orchestral career. From mentoring with a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra to recital opportunities and training workshops, the Fellowship is an extensive programme that aims to develop emerging artists in a supportive and nurturing environment.