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Beatrice Philips

Based in London, Beatrice is a much sought after chamber musician, soloist, orchestral leader and teacher. In 2015 she founded the Eusebius Quartet with long-time chamber music colleagues with whom she has recorded quartets by Bartok, Haydn, Schubert and most recently Korngold. They were finalists last year at the Royal Overseas League competition and will take up a residency at Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh this Spring. Beatrice appears often at many chamber music festivals in and around Europe and the UK including most recently ‘Fitzfest’, Wye Valley, Hatfield House, Kuhmo, Marsac, Festival Resonances, OCM Prussia cove and has been lucky to collaborate with many wonderful musicians.

In 2012 Beatrice founded her own Chamber Music Festival in Lewes, which has run every year since, attracting such eminent artists as Bengt Forsberg, Iestyn Davies, Alina Ibragimova, Guy Johnston, Jonathan Cohen, Alasdair Beatson, Philip Higham and many, many more.

Beatrice is an enthusiastic teacher and has coached and run junior courses for MusicWorks Chamber Music. Together with the Eusebius Quartet she has organised tours of primary schools introducing chamber music and live performance to many young children; most recently in and around Lewes as a part of the Lewes Chamber Music Festival community outreach.

At home on both modern and period set-up Beatrice has led ensembles such as Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen, the Multi-Story Orchestra, LCO and has played with the OAE under Roger Norrington, the ORR under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and has been guest Principle and assistant Concertmaster with the Welsh National Opera on numerous occasions.

Recent solo performances include Bruch’s violin concerto at St John’s Smith Square in July, at the 40th anniversary Gala concert for the East Sussex Youth Orchestra with conductor Colin Metters and last Spring Beatrice performed Korngold’s violin concerto with the North London Symphony Orchestra.

Beatrice completed her undergraduate degree at Kings College London University in 2007 where she gained a 1st while simultaneously studying violin at the Royal Academy of Music with Howard Davis. For her post-graduate studies she went on to the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, taking a year out at the Conservatoire National de Superieur de Music in Paris where she had lessons with violinist Olivier Charlier.

Beatrice is extremely grateful for the current loan of a composite Stradivarius violin, which she loves.