Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Tamsin Waley-Cohen


The most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have ever encountered.
— Ruggiero Ricci, Violinist

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Described by the Guardian as a performer of "fearless intensity", former ECHO Rising Star Tamsin Waley-Cohen has established herself as one of the most insightful and versatile young British violinists.  

Orchestral highlights last season have included her Japanese debut with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, with whom she performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto under Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi. She also made her debut with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Ryan Bancroft, whilst in 2017/18, she made her debut with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Ben Gernon, performing and recording the world premiere of a new violin concerto by British composer Richard Blackford, which has recently been released by Signum Records. She collaborated again with Ben Gernon last season, performing Mozart’s 5thviolin concerto with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra.

An active chamber musician and recitalist, this season sees her return to Wigmore Hall twice, for a solo recital and a recital with pianist Huw Watkins and she tours Belgium and the Netherlands for a chamber project with cellist Camille Thomas. In spring 2020, she also returns to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival for a recital. Other recent recitals took her to King’s Place, Saffron Hall, Stratford Music Festival, Music in the Round, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, and in spring 2019 she made her New York debut with Huw Watkins at the Frick Collection. She also toured both Italy and China in May 2019.

She has recently performed with numerous orchestras, including the Hallé Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. …