Anthony Moffat / violin
Hailing from the Scottish Borders, Anthony Moffat was trained at the Royal Academy of Music, London by Armenian Soloist and Orchestra Leader, Manoug Parikian.
He gained the highest award for violin on his graduation in 1987, winning the Marjorie Hayward Prize.
His passion for chamber music was encouraged and nurtured for many years by the members of the Amadeus Quartet. However, it is as a devotee of the Piano Trio format that he is best known outwith the orchestra. As a member of the Da Vinci Piano Trio, he has toured the breadth of the country and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
His career as Orchestra Leader began as Co-leader of the Hallé Orchestra until taking the post of Leader of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera in 2000.
He has appeared as Guest Leader with BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.
He has performed as a soloist in Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in St Andrews in the Square with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, and continues to play regularly with McOpera, most recently performing Winter from Le Quattro Stagioni by Vivaldi with a small string ensemble. He also appears in the Da Vinci Piano Trio, recently having completed a successful tour in Argyll in November 2016, with cellist Robert Irvine and pianist Mario Montore.
He plays on a fine violin by C.G. Testore of Milan, ca. 1705.