"An outstanding artist"

         MUSICAL OPINION

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 BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, English Chamber and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, and Philharmonia, 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 is also plays regularly as first violinist of the Nash Ensemble where he has appeared in concerts world-wide. He has made numerous recording for Hyperion and Dutton. Recent concerto engagements include performances of works by Elgar, Glazounov, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Brahms, Watkins, Piazzola, Barber, Vivaldi and Bach, and 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 90th birthday in Gibraltar. 

Benjamin Nabarro is violinist of the Leonore Piano Trio, together with cellist Gemma Rosefield and pianist Tim Horton. The Leonore Trio has given concerts throughout the UK and mainland Europe, as well as a three week tour of New Zealand, where they broadcast for Radio New Zealand and gave a concert in the New Zealand Parliament. The Leonore Trio’s debut recording for Hyperion records of music by Arensky and Rachmaninov was released in March 2014 to great critical acclaim. Their numerous recordings since for the same label, including works by Lalo, Tanyev, Rimsky Korsakov and Parry have won universal praise and have often featured as BBC Radio 3’s ‘Disk of the Week’. They have recently recorded the complete trios of David Matthews, at the composers request. Since 2016 the trio has given performances of complete Beethoven cycles in Sheffield and in London, not only of all works for piano trio, but also the complete works for violin and piano, and for cello and piano. The Trio continues its on-going recording with Hyperion, as well as appearing regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall, and looks forward to concerts further afield including performances in Istanbul and the U.S.

Benjamin Nabarro has given concerts and masterclasses in Schools and conservatoires throughout the UK, Europe and further afield, including workshops in Otara, New Zealand, as part of the Sistema programme. He has also given masterclasses at the Royal Academy of Music, London, as well as in Norway and in Canada. 

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