beatrice philips, violon/violin
Beatrice Philips enjoys a busy and diverse freelance life as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral leader, and teacher. She is first violinist of the Eusebius Quartet, which is fast gaining a reputation for its imaginative and communicative performances, and is appearing this season in numerous chamber music festivals. Beatrice founded and directs the Lewes Chamber Music Festival which, now in its sixth year, is a significant annual musical event attracting many world-renowned performers. At home on both a modern and historical set-up, Beatrice has led and performed with many small ensembles and chamber orchestras in London, such as 12 Ensemble, London Chamber Orchestra, Multi-Story orchestra, Solomon's Knott, and Arcangelo, directed by Jonathan Cohen. Larger orchestral work includes work with the ORR directed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and last year guest principal second violin with the Welsh National Opera. Beatrice gained a First Class degree in 2007 from Kings College London university during which she studied violin at the Royal Academy with Howard Davis. Following this, she completed a Masters at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. During her Masters she studied for one year with Olivier Charlier at the CNSM in Paris. She has since appeared at many festivals including Cheltenham, Kuhmo, Oxford Chamber Music Festival, Two Moors, Resonances, IMS Prussia Cove, Wye Valley, and Hatfield House and has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 with her quartet.