One of the youngest winners of the Emily Anderson Prize, as well as a variety of other awards and trusts, including the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award in 2010.
She began learning violin when she was four and began playing with orchestras and for ceremonies a few years later; she won the London Symphony Orchestra Music Scholarship in 2002, which launched her career.
She worked under the guidance of Yehudi Menuhin and played the slow movement in Bach's double violin concerto for Menuhin's funeral, which she had previously played under his instruction at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 50th Anniversary Celebration in France.
Her father, a double bass player, joined the London Symphony Orchestra when she was ten and her family immigrated to England.
She attended the Yehudi Menuhin School, a music school for young violinists.