Anthony Moffat - Violin
Leader, Scottish Opera
Hailing from Hexham Northumberland, Anthony Moffat was trained at the Royal Academy of Music, London by Armenian Soloist and Orchestra Leader, Manoug Parikian.
On graduating in 1987 he gained the highest accolade for violin by winning the Marjorie Hayward Prize. His passion for chamber music was encouraged and nurtured over several years by the members of the Amadeus Quartet but it is as devotee of Piano Trio that he is best known. He has given trio recitals in the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room in London. As violinist of the Da Vinci Piano Trio he has toured across Europe and has broadcast on BBC Radio 3. His career as Orchestra Leader began as Co-leader of the Halle Orchestra prior to accepting his current post as Leader of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera in 2000. He has appeared as Guest Leader with BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. He was also invited to lead the BBC Symphony Orchestra earlier this year and in July will be playing in Korea with the World Orchestra for Peace. He plays on a fine violin by Giovanni Grancino of Milan made in 1695.