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‘a major talent… Higham offered object lessons in lyrical sensitivity, musical architecture and expressive insight…’
(Washington Post, The Phillips Collection, 31 March 2014)

Philip Higham has been described as ‘possessing that rare combination of refined technique with subtle and expressive musicianship… all the qualities of a world-class artist’ (The Strad), and has been praised for his‘expansive but tender playing’ (Gramophone). It is these qualities that distinguish him as one of the most prominent young cellists from the UK.

Already in high demand, in recent months Philip has appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra at Bridgewater Hall (broadcast by BBC Radio 3), the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, Brighton Festival, the City of London Festival, Gower Festival and Lichfield Festival, and further afield in Germany and Istanbul. The 2013/14 season saw Philip’s USA debut at the Phillips Collection in Washington and a concert as part of the Britten Centenary in Aldeburgh (broadcast by BBC Radio 3). Upcoming concerts include appearances at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Three Choirs Festival, Branscombe Festival and Salisbury Festival, a performance of the complete Bach Suites in Tokyo at the Musashino Cultural Foundation, and a return visit to the Wigmore Hall.

In 2013 Delphian Records released Philip’s debut recording of the Britten Solo Suites to… Read more