Francesca McGinnis Gilbert
Francesca Gilbert was born in London and began playing the viola aged 6 at the Junior Guildhall’s String Programme. She has studied with Susan Thompson, David Takeno, and has recently graduated from the Advanced Instrumental Studies masters course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Francesca enjoys a varied performance career and has performed in major venues across the UK and Europe, taking part in many chamber music festivals and collaborating with artists and chamber ensembles in the UK such as the London Chamber Collective and the Janus Ensemble. As a member of the Manciu Trio since 2013, she has performed in venues across the UK and also undertaken a concert tour of Germany. Francesca first joined iPalpiti on its Israel tour in November-December 2017.