Sali-Wyn Ryan is a Violinist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1999 she has led a varied and exciting musical career, combining Orchestral, Chamber and Solo work which has taken her all over the world. Alongside her RPO schedule she performs and tours regularly with the Philharmonia and has extensive free-lance experience with ensembles such as BBC Symphony Orchestra, WNO, ENO, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Festival Opera and Royal Northern Sinfonia. Sali is a highly active member of the RPO education and learning department, ‘Resound’ and frequently works alongside creative workshop leaders to develop new ways of accessing music. Most recently she has been highly involved in a pioneering stroke rehabilitation programme,
working with patients and therapists in the North of England.
Alongside her career as a violinist, Sali-Wyn was, for many years a part-time Music Producer for Classic FM where she worked closely with many presenters. She has assisted in providing musicians and creating events for several organisations, including collaborations with Sky Arts, Classic FM, Mazda, Airbnb, Great Western Railways and Battersea Dogs Home! In 2012 she organised a large Flashmob event to celebrate
Classic FM’s 20th Birthday.
In 2016, Sali founded her own small events company, ‘Classical PopUps’ which is an exciting initiative with a simple concept: exceptional musicians performing in convivial surroundings. The company is enjoying great success and has already teamed up with several artists, venues and promoters to create one off experiences for audiences.
Sali runs the company, designs the website, manages events and liaises with venues.
Sali is on the Board of Directors for the RPO and is highly involved in the management and running of the orchestra -
a role which has presented many challenges during recent months.
Since March 2020, with most of her performance ventures and regular work being tragically at standstill, Sali has diversified and maintained a pro-active attitude. She has secured two part-time jobs: She works as a part time assistant at a beautiful garden centre in South London and also has been appointed as Event Manager and Operations Lead for highly successful company, PopUp Painting.
She has also collaborated with local charity, Living Well Bromley to create online performances, workshops and community music. She has set up many Classical PopUps initiatives, a campaign to support struggling musicians and is part of the newly formed West End of Wales Orchestra - delivering online content and youth orchestra coaching sessions.