Tamsin Waley-Cohen


Photo: Patrick Allen

Photo: Patrick Allen


Described by The Times as a violinist “who held us rapt in daring and undaunted performances” and by The Guardian as a performer of “fearless intensity”, Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. She has performed with major UK orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and Orchestra of the Swan, under conductors including Andrew Litton, José Serebrier, Tamás Vásáry and Nicolae Moldoveanu. Tamsin has also performed with orchestras from around the world including Budapest Philharmonic, Graz Kammerphilharmonie and Chapelle Musicale de Tournai, with performances taking her across Europe, New Zealand, and the USA. For the 2015/2016 season she was also nominated as a Wigmore Hall Emerging Artist.

Future engagements include performances with the Hungarian Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra with Tamás Vásáry and Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia with Grzegorz Nowak. Her most recent solo disc, with Signum Records, is ‘SOLI’, a disc of works exploring post-1944 solo repertoire, which was claimed to be “as fine as any on record… it succeeds utterly” by Classical Music Magazine. Tamsin continues to strengthen her duo relationship with pianist Huw Watkins, and their latest disc of works for violin and piano by Hahn and Szymanowski was described as “radiant and soaring” by the Sunday Times. Her next orchestral recording will be of violin concertos by Harris and Adams, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Litton.

Tamsin Waley-Cohen is Artistic Director of the Honeymead Festival on Exmoor and she is also a member of the acclaimed London Bridge Trio with whom she has recently recorded the Dvořák piano quartets for the Champs Hill label. Tamsin has a strong interest in contemporary music, which has led to her forging strong relationships with composers, including premiering works by Dobrinka Tabakova, Huw Watkins, Torsten Rasch, Joseph Phibbs and Richard Causton. Numerous competition successes include winning the 2005 Royal Overseas League String Prize and the 2007 J & A Beare Solo Bach competition.

Since 2007 she has played the 1721 ex-Fenyves Stradivarius violin.

Nominated as an ECHO Rising Star by Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham

Performance dates

03.10.2016 – 6 pm
Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham

03.11.2016 – 7 pm
Bozar Brussels

07.11.2016 – 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

08.11.2016 – 8 pm
Philharmonie Luxembourg

12.11.2016 – 2 pm
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

16.11.2016 – 7:30 pm
Musikverein Wien

18.11.2016 – 7:30 pm
Müpa Budapest

14.01.2017 – 8:30 pm
Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris

28 or 29.01.2017
Sage Gateshead

30.01.2017 – 8 pm
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

19.02.2017 – 7 pm
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon

21.02.2017 – 7 pm
Barbican Centre London

Konzerthaus Dortmund

17.03.2017 – 12:45 pm
Stockholms Konserthus

09.04.2017 – 4 pm
Kölner Philharmonie

19.04.2017 – 8:30 pm
L’Auditori Barcelona

14.05.2017 – 4 pm
Casa da Música Porto