Welsh violinist, Siân Philipps made her debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2004 and was subsequently invited to perform at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Symphony Hall Birmingham and in April 2006 performed for the President of Austria in the Ferstl Palace, Vienna. She has since appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and The London Mozart Players with conductors including Ilan Volkov, Jose Cura, and Andre de Ridder.

 She has performed at all of the major London recital halls including the South Bank Centre and Wigmore Hall, of which a critic wrote:  ”This was a quality of violin sound as beautiful as it comes…” and at the International Schubert Tage and Brahmsaal, Musikverein in Vienna. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she was jointly awarded the inaugural Brackenbury Prize for Creativity, taking part in masterclasses with Lord Menuhin, Felix Andrievsky and Sidney Griller.

She later studied in Vienna, and in Germany with Denes Zsigmondy and Prof.Zakhar Bron and performed for “Live Music Now!”. Sian has broadcast for BBC TV and Radio, Radio Stephansdom Vienna, and S4C on winning the Blue Riband at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. She has appeared at numerous festivals.

In 2011 Siân was criminally harassed which had far-reaching consequences . In 2018 she gave the London premiere of Grace Williams’ violin sonata at Blackheath Halls, but having secured funding its recording was delayed due to covid. She was loaned a Stradivarius violin for this recording.


with Antony Hopkins CBE