Anthony Marwood, violin. Photo by Pia Johnson. download

New American Works: Anthony Marwood

Known for his searing performances of contemporary works, including Thomas Àdes’s Concentric Circles (written for and premiered by Marwood),  violinist Anthony Marwood is also a noted advocate of a number of American composers and new works, including:

Steven Mackey: Four Iconoclastic Episodes
Premiered October 2009 with Irish Chamber Orchestra

After Mackey and Marwood performed an electric guitar/violin duo work of Mackey’s (Physical Property) together at Marwood, they agreed that the combination should be further explored – and this resulted in this unique concerto for violin, electric guitar, and string orchestra.

READ this August 2017 interview with the Chautauqua Daily and Steven Mackey.

WATCH Steven Mackey speak about the work before a performance with Marwood and Les Violons du Roy (where Marwood is Principal Artistic Partner).

Samuel Carl Adams: Violin Concerto
Premiered in February 2014 with the Berkeley Symphony
Commissioned by the Berkeley Symphony

LISTEN to excerpts of the concerto.


“The impeccable violinist Anthony Marwood, for whom the piece was written, confers on the third movement such intensity at such a wide range of dynamics that he seems to breathe with the players.“  

Allan Ulrich, Financial Times, February 10, 2014

“Marwood, the British artist who has become one of our leading interpreters of contemporary violin music, gave as radiant a performance as anyone could ask. His tone was full-voiced and fluid, even in the concerto‘s most abrasive passages, and he brought to the score a combination of urgency and serenity that was endlessly inviting.“  

Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, February 7, 2014