Described by Musical Opinion as “an outstanding artist”, Benjamin Nabarro has performed throughout Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle and Far East, as a violin soloist, director and conductor. He has performed with the BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, English Chamber and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, and Philharmonia, among others. His concerto performances have won praise for their “purity of style, elegance of phrasing and unsurpassed perfection of technique” (Musical Opinion).
Since 2009, he has been first violin of Ensemble 360, and he is also plays regularly as first violinist of the Nash Ensemble where he has appeared in concerts world-wide. He has made numerous recording for Hyperion and Dutton. Recent concerto engagements include performances of works by Elgar, Glazounov, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Brahms, Watkins, Piazzola, Barber, Vivaldi and Bach, and he has regularly been invited to the festivals of Cheltenham, BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, Bath, Presteigne, Schleswig Holstein, Mecklenberg-Vorpommern and Nuremberg.
Benjamin Nabarro is violinist of the Leonore Piano Trio, together with cellist Gemma Rosefield and pianist Tim Horton. The Leonore Trio has given concerts throughout the UK, Europe, and New Zealand. The Leonore Trio’s debut recording for Hyperion records of music by Arensky and Rachmaninov was released in March 2014 to great critical acclaim. Their numerous recordings since for the same label, including works by Lalo, Tanyev, Rimsky Korsakov and Parry have won universal praise and have often featured as BBC Radio 3’s ‘Disk of the Week’. They have recorded the complete trios of David Matthews, at the composers request. Since 2016 the trio has given performances of complete Beethoven cycles in Sheffield and in London.
Benjamin Nabarro has given concerts and masterclasses in Schools and conservatoires throughout the UK, Europe and further afield, including workshops in Otara, New Zealand, as part of the Sistema programme. He has also given masterclasses at the Royal Academy of Music, London and the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as in Norway and in Canada.