Philippe Honoré


Strings - Violin

Soloist, chamber musician and guest leader of world’s leading orchestras

Former principal player of the Philharmonia Orchestra, member of the Vellinger Quartet and a founding member of the Mobius ensemble

Philippe was a principal player with the Philharmonia Orchestras 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 founding 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 at the Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre. 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 Decca album An Equal Music are regularly featured on both Classic FM and Radio 3.

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 premieres of Roth’s work, Philippe also played solo Bach and Ysaÿe Sonatas. A studio recording of Alec Roth’s Ponticelli for solo violin, played by Philippe, was released by Signum records in 2011.


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