Anthony Marwood, violin

Anthony Marwood, violin

Anthony Marwood is one of the most distinguished violinists of his generation. Internationally renowned both as soloist and director, he collaborates regularly with many eminent ensembles around the world, including the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Australian, Scottish and Irish Chamber Orchestras as well as Les Violons du Roy. He is also a very sought-after chamber musician, performing every season at international chamber music festivals. Highlights in the 2013/14 season include a world premiere performance of Samuel Carl Adams’ Violin Concerto, trio concerts with Martin Fröst and Marc-André Hamelin in the US and Europe, debuts as soloist with the Kymi Sinfonietta, the Odense Symphony and Iceland Symphony Orchestras, and as soloist/director with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the Tapiola Sinfonietta. On the chamber music front he joins Steven Isserlis and friends at Wigmore Hall and Thomas Adès at Milton Court. Previous seasons included a critically acclaimed tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta as soloist/director, a tour of Australia with Aleksandar Madžar, performances of Thomas Adès’ violin concerto with the Sydney Symphony, the Austrian premiere of Steven Mackey’s violin concerto Beautiful Passing with the Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Wien, and his debut as soloist/director with the Vancouver Symphony. Violin concertos that have been written for Anthony include Thomas Adès “Concentric Paths", Sally Beamish’s 1995 concerto, and a concerto by Ross Harris, premiered with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Anthony has recorded more than 30 CDs for Hyperion Records most recently Schumann’s late works for violin and orchestra, and of the Britten Violin and Double Concertos. His latest CD features Schumann’s violin sonatas, released on the award-winning Wigmore Live label, and following on from the much acclaimed recording of the Brahms violin sonatas (both with Aleksandar Madžar). The Royal Philharmonic Society named Anthony Marwood ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ in 2006. He is the co-Artistic Director of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival and teaches annually at the Yellow Barn Festival in Vermont. He plays a 1736 Carlo Bergonzi violin, kindly bought by a syndicate of purchasers.