Philippe Honoré

Philippe  Honoré




Philippe Honoré divides his busy schedule between solo work, chamber music, as well as leading orchestras.

He was a principal player with the Philharmonia Orchestra (from 2005 -2011). After having received top honours from both the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music in London, he was made Lauréat of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation of France in 1992 and was awarded an Honorary Associateship by the Royal Academy of Music in 2001.

He is a former member of the Vellinger Quartet and a founder member of the Mobius ensemble. As such, he has appeared in some of the most prestigious venues abroad (such as Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw) and in the UK (such as the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank). He has appeared as a soloist performing Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi concerti, as well as Ravel's Tzigane. 

Philippe regularly appears as guest leader with some of the UK’s best orchestras. He has made numerous solo and chamber music recordings. His solo violin performances on the Deccaalbum An Equal Music are regularly featured on both Classic FM and Radio 3. The novel of that name by the author Vikram Seth was inspired by and dedicated to him.

Philippe’s collaboration with the composer Alec Roth over a recent four-year project has earned him great critical acclaim. The performances took place at the Salisbury, Chelsea and The Lichfield Festival. BBC Radio 3 recorded and broadcast these annual concerts, in which, in addition to the world premières of Roth’s work, Philippe also played solo Bach and Ysaÿe sonatas. The Times described his account of Roth’s solo work in 2007 as “magically played”. A studio recording of Alec Roth’s Ponticelli for solo violin, played by Philippe, was released by Signum records in November 2011.

Philippe recently gave a performance of the entirety of this four year long project at the Music and Beyond Festival in Ottawa, July 2012. The series of these four concerts including Songs In Time Of War, Ponticelli, The Traveler, and the Seven Elements Suite was reviewed by Wordpress (Music and Beyond Blog). Philippe was described as both a Violin Virtuoso and a Super Violinist and the performances were referred as spine-tingling.

Philippe‘s work with Mobius was awarded great reviews.