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Michael Bennett (Viola, Viola Baroque) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since joining Morgensterns in January 2016)

  • Orchestras: Chameleon Arts Orchestra, De Havilland Philharmonic, Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Baroque/Classical): Deller Consort.

Michael's orchestral work also includes

  • Amadeus Orchestra 2009
  • Ashford Choral Society
  • Aurelian Ensemble (co-principal) 2014-present
  • Britten-Pears Orchestra 2008-09
  • Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Charities Philharmonia 2010
  • Kensington Symphony Orchestra 2009
  • Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers 2014 to present
  • London Mahler Orchestra (co-principal) 2012 to present
  • London Gay Symphony Orchestra (principal) 2007-10
  • Outcry Ensemble 2015
  • Petersfield Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Britannica (principal) 2009-12
  • Rochester Choral Society
  • Royal Holloway Symphony, String, and Chamber Orchestras (principal) 2005-2009
  • Shenfield and Hutton Choral Society 2015
  • The Rehearsal Orchestra (co-principal) 2007 to present
  • University of London Symphony Orchestra 2006-09
  • Whitgift School Orchestra - Hamlet
  • Young Musicians' Symphony Orchestra (co-principal) 2008-12

Michael studied at Royal Holloway and the Royal Academy of Music with Roger Chase, and has a wide range of experience in chamber, orchestral, and education settings. He has worked with the National Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players and London Concert Orchestra, numerous choral societies, school productions, recordings, and many chamber groups for both programmed concerts and events. He is a regular player with de Havilland Philharmonic. Michael is also active in period performance, having studied Baroque viola with Annette Isserlis, and plays with the Cambridge Handel Opera Company.

Michael's solo performances include the

  • Bach cello suites, no. 2, 3 and 6
  • Hindemith sonata for solo viola Op.25, no.1
  • Hoffmeister viola concerto
  • Telemann viola concerto
  • Walton viola concerto

Michael was a member of the New Burlington Quartet 2010-2015.


Graduate studiesBMus Music 2.1 (2009) Royal Holloway, University of London and Royal Academy of Music.


  • Robert Turrell at the Royal Academy of Music, 2005-2008, and privately with Susie Meszaros, Richard Crabtree, Roger Chase, Rachel Roberts and Scott Dickinson.
  • Masterclasses with James Boyd, Paul Silverthorne, The Chilingirian Quartet and The Barbican Trio.

Michael joined Morgensterns in January 2016

Michael's web profile was last updated 13th Aug 2018


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