In 2016, Philip Higham has been appointed Principal Cello of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Further information on the orchestra is available here.
Together with Sara Trickey and Tom Hankey, Philip Higham founded the Joachim String Trio in order to explore the repertoire for violin, viola and cello. The ensemble performs with gut strings and historical bows, focussing mainly on classical and romantical works, but also embracing music from the Baroque and the twentieth century. The three musicians named their new trio after the famous violinist Joseph Joachim.
On November 24th, 2015 Philip Higham will give a concert together with pianist Alasdair Beatson at Durham University. They'll present a kaleidoscopic programme combining exciting repertoire from both the 19th and 20th century, including a world premiere performance of a newly commissioned work by John Casken.
Further information can be found HERE.
Philip Higham has recorded the solosuites for Cello by J. S. Bach, following his successful debut with the Britten suites. Bach was Britten's inspiration, so this step is "logical" in a certain way. It is released by Delphian Records - please click HERE for a first audible impression.
The first review of the CD you can read here as well as an interview with Philip by Kate Molleson.
The BBC has recorded a Lunchtime Concert this summer at the Welsh Festival 2013 with Philip Higham and Robert Thompson, performing Beethoven's G Minor Sonata. You can listen to the broadcast here: BBC iPlayer
Please find all the concert dates of Philip Higham here on the website.
Philip is especially looking forward to his debut with the Hallé this November, when he performs Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme - 13th, 14th and 17th - with Spanish conductor Eduardo Portal. For more details and tickets please click here.
The "International Record Review" published another praising review of the Britten solo recording.
"Higham plays with a wisdom that belies his years" is one of the quotable sentences. Please read the full text attached to this post as pdf.
The recently released album with the Suites for Solo Cello by Britten was reviewed by renowned Strad magazine with the title "A worthy centenary tribute from a fine young cellist". Please open the attachment and read the full text here.
Philip Higham will give an interview and perform in the studio at BBC "In Tune" (info), you can listen on the BBC Radio 3 website live to his talk with Sean Rafferty on Friday, March 1 at 4.30 pm (direct link).
A few days later (March 7 at 7.30 pm), he will return with a solo recital to the Wigmore Hall in London together with pianist Sam Armstrong, works by Britten, Strauss, Webern and Shostakovich.
More information and tickets here.