Biography

Minat is Co-Principal Cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, which she first joined whilst still an undergraduate at the Royal College of Music. 

 

In addition to her performing career, Minat is a dedicated teacher, and has taught at the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Aldeburgh Young Musicians.

Minat graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2009 with Distinction in a PGDip in Advanced Performance, having received awards including the Ivor James, Helen Just, Wills Gordan, Thelma Reiss, Stuart Knussen and Anna Shuttleworth prizes and an Amaryllis Fleming scholarship. She has been awarded scholarships by the Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, the English Speaking Union, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and was lent a fine Amati cello by the Balmain Charitable Trust.