Benjamin Marquise Gilmore

1st Violin

Joint Concert Master

Benjamin Marquise Gilmore studied with Natalia Boyarskaya at the Yehudi Menuhin School and with Pavel Vernikov in Vienna, and later with Julian Rachlin and Miriam Fried.

Concert Master Benjamin Gilmore in suit smiling.

During this time, he won prizes at the Oskar Back, Joseph Joachim and Salzburg Mozart competitions, and became a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Benjamin is currently joint concertmaster with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra and has appeared as soloist and director with the SCO and the Camerata Salzburg.

He is a passionate chamber musician and often collaborates with members of the SCO and Philharmonia, and has performed at festivals such as Kuhmo, Prussia Cove and Ravinia. Benjamin’s father was the musicologist Bob Gilmore and his grandfather is the conductor Lev Markiz.

He is married to Hannah Shaw, a violist, and enjoys cooking and cycling, in both of which disciplines he makes up in enthusiasm what he lacks in proficiency.

The Joint Concert Master Chairs are endowed by
Lord and Lady King of Lothbury
Daan and Maggie Knottenbelt