Beatrice Philips enjoys a busy freelance life as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestral player and teacher. She leads a number of ensembles, plays regularly with the London Chamber Orchestra, the London Contemporary Orchestra and the John Wilson Orchestra and regularly coaches on Junior MusicWorks chamber courses. She has given performances of concertos by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Sibelius, Bruch and Tchaikovsky with orchestras throughout UK. Beatrice founded the Lewes Chamber Music Festival in 2012 and under her successful artistic direction the festival looks set to become a significant annual musical event.
While reading music at Kings College London Beatrice studied the violin with Howard Davis at the Royal Academy of Music. Following her graduation in 2007 she went on to the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki for her Masters, during which she studied for one year in Paris with Olivier Charlier at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique.
During her time abroad Beatrice maintained her passion for playing chamber music by giving concerts with numerous groups in Helsinki, Paris, and in London. She has played at various festivals including Cheltenham, Kuhmo, Oxford Chamber Music Festival, Two Moors, Resonances Chamber Music Festival in Belgium and has broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has also attended International Musicians’ Seminar masterclasses at Prussia Cove and is regularly invited to September’s Open Chamber Music, directed by Steven Isserlis.
Beatrice plays a copy of a 1736 Bergonzi violin which was completed in 2012 by David Munro. She is very grateful for the support she had throughout her studies from The Headley Foundation, The Albert Cooper Memorial Fund and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
In Summer 2012 she founded the Lewes Chamber Music Festival, which is due to run for a second year next June.
Beatrice plays a modern violin which is a copy of a 1736 Bergonzi completed this year by David Munro. She is very grateful for the support she has had throughout her studies from The Headley Foundation, The Albert Cooper Memorial Fund, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.