Well established in Europe and Australia as leader/soloist with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Norwegian and Swedish Chamber Orchestras, Camerata Bern, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Marwood is quickly developing a singular North American presence, both as a soloist and as a leader who directs from the violin.
In March 2015, Anthony Marwood was named Principal Artistic Partner of Les Violons du Roy, where he has been a frequent guest soloist/leader since 2011 in an eclectic mix of Baroque, Classical and contemporary programs.
Marwood began February with a return to the St. Louis Symphony (an orchestra with whom he has a long-standing artistic relationship), doing a play/direct program featuring Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Dvorák’s String Serenade, and Peteris Vasks’s violin concerto, Distant Light, which he’s recorded on the Hyperion label with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Hear Marwood speak about Distant Light’s compelling, ethereal beauty in this video:
“British violinist Anthony Marwood performed both as soloist and leader in three chamber works for strings from three very dissimilar eras…as both leader and soloist, he was top-notch, with every idea beautifully expressed.” – Sarah Bryan Miller, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Feb. 6, 2016
This spring, Marwood returns for a special appearance with A Far Cry, Boston’s chamber orchestra, to perform Bernstein’s Serenade in an all-American program of 20th and 21st century works. He also appears with the New World Symphony, performing Thomas Adès’s Concentric Paths, the 2005 violin concerto written for Marwood (Adès and Marwood are longtime collaborators and duo partners).
Watch Marwood perform the work with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Adès at the podium, below.