Anthony Marwood

Anthony Marwood, violin (Peasmarsh, England), enjoys a wide-ranging international career as soloist, director, and chamber musician, and has established relationships with orchestras and festivals throughout the world. He has performed concertos with many leading ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, St Louis Symphony, London Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Highlights in 2021 included his debut at the Tanglewood Festival in the USA, playing Ligeti’s violin concerto, conducted by Thomas Adès. In the next 18 months he will return to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, National Orchestra of Spain, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Trondheim Soloists, Les Violons du Roy in Canada, and the Adelaide Symphony, as well as performing at the Yellow Barn, Portland and Bridgehampton Festivals in the USA, and Ilumina Festival in Brazil. In November 2023 he will be the curator of UKARIA 24, a special long weekend festival at a beautiful new concert hall in the Adelaide Hills. Many leading composers have written concertos for him, including Thomas Adès, Steven Mackey, Sally Beamish, and Samuel Carl Adams. Anthony is a prolific recording artist, and has recorded 50 CDs for the Hyperion label, alongside many recordings for other labels. His next project is to record Elgar’s violin concerto. He was the violinist of the Florestan Trio for sixteen years and won the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Award in 2006. This April he taught violin masterclasses at the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Anthony was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours list. He plays a 1736 Carlo Bergonzi violin, kindly bought by a syndicate of purchasers, a 2018 violin by Christian Bayon, and a bow by Joseph René LaFleur. He lives in Sussex and Amsterdam. Previous Yellow Barn musician (since 2000)