New First Violin Appointed


The CBSO is pleased to announce that Philip Brett has been appointed to the position of Principal No. 4 First Violin. Philip will join the orchestra on 27 March 2018.

"I'm excited to be joining the wonderful CBSO and looking forward to starting work with them this March!" 

Born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1989, Philip started playing the violin at the age of 5. He studied with Zakhar Bron at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and Igor Petrushevski at the Royal Academy of Music. Philip won 3rd prize at the Aram Khachaturian International Violin Competition in 2010 and was awarded the Beare’s Prize on graduation from the RAM in 2011. He is an avid chamber musician working with ensembles across the UK.

Philip Brett Crop.