Michael Foyle

Bath Camerata

Praised for ‘playing of compelling conviction’ (The Daily Telegraph) and ‘full of sparkling detail, with tonal beauty and incisive rhythmic clarity, balancing wit and poetry’ (The Strad), Michael Foyle won The Netherlands Violin Competition 2016. His acclaimed performance of Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra led to an immediate invitation to give his debut recital at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

In 2018, he makes concerto debuts with Polish Baltic Philharmonic (Korngold) and English Chamber Orchestra in Cadogan Hall (Prokofiev No.1). Other London appearances this season include performances of the Beethoven, Dvorak, Elgar and Tchaikovsky Concerti.

He will be recording his debut CDs in 2018: the complete works for violin and piano by Lutoslawksi and Penderecki for Delphian Records, and a World War One centenary release for Challenge Records, including Debussy, Janacek and Respighi Sonatas.

Michael won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Tabor Award 2008 and Royal Overseas League String Competition 2013. His acclaimed duo with pianist Maksim Stsura won the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Competition and the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition 2015 (‘superlative musicians and technicians … astonishing mutual understanding, feeling and responsiveness’ – Seen and Heard International). He subsequently performed as a Park Lane Group, Kirckman Concert Society and Making Music Young Concert Artist, and is currently a City Music Foundation ambassador. He has given the world premieres of solo and chamber works by over 30 living composers.

Michael plays a Gennaro Gagliano violin (1750) on loan and is represented by Interartists Amsterdam. In addition to his solo and chamber performances this season, he is invited as Guest-Leader of BBC Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra and London Conchord Ensemble. He is also Violin Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was elected Associate in May 2018.