LSO Violist Rhys Watkins to play Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra
Rhys Watkins was born in Cardiff (1982). Graduated from Chetham's School of Music in Manchester (prof. When Zhou Li). Graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a First Class Honours degree (2004). Participated in numerous masterclasses throughout Europe with Zvi Zeitlin, Lewis Daplan, Mauricio Fuks, Ruggiero Ricci, Thomas Brandis and Dong Suk Kang. Rhys enjoys an active musical career in Wales leading several orchestras and working as a regular extra player. More recently Rhys Watkins joined the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra. He has performed concertos with the number of orchestras throughout the country. Plays on an eighteenth-century violin by Lorenzo Storioni.
Finalist of Audi and Texaco Young Musician of the Year Competition (1996).