VIRTUOSO violinist Philippa Mo concludes her series of six concerts, performing the complete works for violin by Bach, at Sladers Yard, West Bay, on Saturday 8th June.
The programme for the finale will feature Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in C Major, as well as a Fantasia by Telemann. The concert is at 6.30pm, and dinner is available afterwards in the Sladers Yard cafe.
Philippa Mo, who plays a 1786 violin by Julius Cesare Gigli, studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. She has given performances and live broadcasts worldwide, including her acclaimed debut at the Wigmore Hall, recitals at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and St John’s Smith Square, London.
A champion of contemporary music, she has given workshops on British music at the Central Conservatory, Beijing and at Bilkent and Hacettep Universities in Ankara, Turkey.
She has worked closely with many leading British composers including Gabriel Prokofiev, Robert Fokkens, Cecilia McDowall, Leo Geyer, Deborah Pritchard, David Matthews, John McCabe, Jim Aitchison, Wendy Hiscocks and Errollyn Wallen and has given premieres of their solo and violin duo works. She has an ongoing relationship with the Tate St Ives and recently recorded a solo work written for her by Leo Geyer marking a Barbara Hepworth anniversary.
She was appointed Senior Lecture in Violin at Leeds College of Music and awarded Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in 2015.