Benjamin Nabarro | violin
Described by Musical Opinion as ‘an outstanding artist’, Benjamin Nabarro has performed throughout Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle and Far East, as a violin soloist, director and conductor. He has performed with the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, English Chamber and Scottish Chamber orchestras, among others. His concerto performances have won praise for their ‘purity of style, elegance of phrasing and unsurpassed perfection of technique’ (Musical Opinion).
Since 2009, he has been first violin of Ensemble 360, and he also plays regularly with the Nash Ensemble, where he has appeared in concerts world-wide, as well as in numerous recordings. Recent concerto engagements include performances of works by Elgar, Glazunov, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Brahms, Watkins, Piazzola, Vivaldi and Bach. He has regularly been invited to the festivals of Cheltenham, BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, Bath, Presteigne, Schleswig Holstein, Mecklenberg-Vorpommern and Nuremberg, where he also made his conducting debut in 2012. In 2016 he conducted and played as soloist with the European Sinfonietta in a concert to celebrate the Queen’s ninetieth birthday in Gibraltar.
Benjamin Nabarro is a member of the Leonore Piano Trio, together with cellist Gemma Rosefield and pianist Tim Horton. The trio has given concerts throughout the UK, mainland Europe and New Zealand, where they broadcast for Radio New Zealand and gave a concert in the New Zealand Parliament. The trio’s debut recording for Hyperion Records of music by Arensky and Rachmaninov was released in March 2014 to great critical acclaim. Their second recording, also for Hyperion, of works by Lalo, has won universal praise and both discs were featured a BBC Radio 3’s ‘Disc of the Week’. They have recently recorded the complete trios of David Matthews, at the composer’s request, and further recordings for Hyperion of music by Taneyev, Rimsky Korsakov, Pixis and Parry.