Samuel Staples - Violin

Samuel was born in London to a musical family and began playing the violin when he was five after a short-lived but enthusiastic career as a cellist. Aged eight he was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School where he studied with Natasha Boyarsky. His teachers and mentors since include Andras Keller, Vasko Vassilev, Boris Kucharsky, Andriy Vitovych, Sophia Rahman and Pavel Fisher. He is very excited to be a 2021/22 recipient of the Royal Northern College of Music’s International Artist Diploma.
As a soloist and chamber musician he has performed across France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Japan and the USA as well as in many major UK venues including the Wigmore Hall, St. John's Smith Square, Purcell Room, Kings Place, Menuhin Hall, Windsor Castle and Milton Court. He is a regular guest at festivals worldwide including the Sejong International Music Festival in Philadelphia, AIMS Festival in Catalonia, Agora Festival in Luxembourg, Les Flaneries Musicales de Reims, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Langvad Chamber Music Jamboree, Grieg in Bergen Festival, Llantwit Major Chamber Music Festival, Mendelssohn on Mull Festival, Brighton Early Music Festival, Cowbridge Music Festival and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove. He has been the joint Artistic Director of the Alderney Chamber Music Festival since 2017.
A keen orchestral musician, Samuel is in increasingly high demand as both a leader and director.
Samuel is very grateful to the Beare's International Violin Society for their continued support.
Samuel joined us, with cellist Ben Tarlton, to perform Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in our March 2022 concert.