Bourgie Hall presents

The Essence of Strings

Les Violons du Roy welcomes back violinist Anthony Marwood, a long-time collaborator and friend who has helped Les Violons du Roy explore and develop its vast repertoire over the years. Enesco’s marvellous string octet takes on a truly epic dimension in this version for string orchestra. Mendelssohn’s first violin concerto provides an opportunity to appreciate the exceptional talent of this remarkable musician.

Les Violons du Roy
Anthony Marwood, violin and direction

Anthony Marwood enjoys a wide-ranging international career as soloist, director and chamber musician. Recent solo engagements include performances with the Boston Symphony, St Louis Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New World Symphony, London Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Spain, Adelaide Symphony and Sydney Symphony. He has worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Sir Andrew Davis, Thomas Søndergård, David Robertson, Gerard Korsten, Ilan Volkov, Jaime Martin and Douglas Boyd. 

Anthony studied with Emanuel Hurwitz and David Takeno in London. He has collaborated with numerous actors, Indian classical dancer Mayuri Boonham, Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor, sculptress Nicole Farhi and South African guitarist Derek Gripper. He was the violinist of the Florestan Trio for sixteen years and won the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist award in 2006.

Anthony, who resides in Sussex and Amsterdam, is co-Artistic Director of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival in East Sussex, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2023.

He was appointed an MBE in the 2018 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and was made a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music in 2013.

ELGAR Serenade for Strings, Op. 20
Felix MENDELSSOHN Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor
ENESCU Octet in C major, Op. 7 (version for string orchestra)

Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:30pm
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