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Russell has taught and given masterclasses all over the world, including the Czech Republic, the United States, Canada, South Africa and Russia. Closer to home, she has worked at the Royal Academy of Music with the Modern Instrument Baroque Orchestra, and at Trinity College of Music, Royal Holloway College, London; Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge; Birmingham Conservatoire, York University, the Royal Northern College of Music, St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh; Pro Corda, Dartington Summer School and Benslow Music. She is Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal College of Music and Visiting Professor of Violin at the University of St Andrews.
Although born in Germany, of Scottish-Norwegian origin, Russell has lived mainly in London. Her studies began as a Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal Academy of Music, and she went on to take music degrees at York, where she gave the first British performance of the Norwegian composer Alfred Janson’s violin concerto Forspil, based on Hardanger violin traditions. Her violin was made by Ferdinando Gagliano in Naples, c.1789.