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Markella Vandoros was born in London and started playing the violin at the age of six. She holds a PhD in Music from King’s College London, where her research focused on Parisian chamber music culture in the first half of the nineteenth century. She previously obtained a Masters of Music in Advanced Performance from the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Yuri Zhislin, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the Maastricht Conservatoire, where she learned with Boris Belkin, with the support of the prestigious Huygens Grant awarded by the NUFFIC organization of the Dutch Ministry of Education.

She has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestras of Athens, the Orchestra of Patras and the Nonesuch Orchestra, conducted by Saulius Sondeckis, Errico Frezis, William Carslake and Tom Seligman, and has given many concerts and recitals in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Spain, France and the UK. 

Markella is the violinist of the Mediterranea Trio, with which she regularly performs in venues around the UK, such as St John's Smith Square, St James Piccadilly, St Martin in the Fields, National Gallery, V&A Museum, the Pump Rooms in Bath, and Balliol College in Oxford.

Markella has participated in masterclasses with Mikhail Kopelman, Ruggiero Ricci, Felix Andrievsky, Lydia Mordkovich, Grigori Zhislin, Sergey Kravchenko, Boris Garlitsky, Marina Kesselman, David Takeno, Peter Sheppard-Skaerved, Jacqueline Ross and Zakhar Bron.