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Samara Ginsberg is establishing herself as one of the most versatile cellists of her generation. Born in London in 1982, she began cello lessons at secondary school age 13, gaining a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama five years later where she studied with Stefan Popov. 

 

Samara now works predominantly as a chamber musician with several established ensembles, dividing her time between work in the UK and international touring. She works regularly with Lincoln Center Stage, based in New York and touring internationally. Back in London, she is the founder, arranger and artistic director of the Jukebox String Quartet, an ensemble specialising in virtuoso rock covers. In addition to her work in chamber music she is a regular freelancer with many of the UK’s top orchestras, and is in increasing demand as a session musician and string arranger. She is a regular contributor to Classical Music and The Strad magazines.