The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, in Canada, has today announced the appointment of British violinist Nicholas Wright as their new Concertmaster.
A graduate of London’s Royal College of Music, where he studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky and Rodney Friend, Nicholas previously served as Sub-Principal Violinist with the London Symphony Orchestra – before joining the Vancouver Symphony’s 1st violin section in 2011.
“I’m delighted to congratulate Nicholas Wright on his appointment as Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra …,” Orchestra Music Director Bramwell Tovey has said.
“He was part of a field of outstanding Canadian and international candidates, including members of several internationally renowned ensembles,” he has said.
“I am thrilled to accept the appointment of Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra … this is an exciting time for us, and I am looking forward to the upcoming seasons …” Nicholas has said.
“I have found a constant source of inspiration in my colleagues and am fortunate to count among them some of my closest friends,” he has said.
Nicholas will replace Australian violinist Dale Barltrop, who stepped down in June 2016 to take up joint-positions as Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and as 1st violinist with the Australian String Quartet.
The orchestra has indicated they hosted more than half a dozen candidates before making their final decision.