Samuel Staples


          Samuel was born in London in 1996 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 and Boris Kucharsky, also receiving classes in chamber music and improvisation from David Dolan. He is now a pupil of András Keller at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he also studies the baroque violin with Pavlo Beznosiuk.

As a soloist he has performed concertos and recitals in France, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Italy and the USA as well as many major UK venues including St.John’s Smith Square, the Purcell Room, Brighton Pavilion, the Menuhin Hall, Windsor Castle, Cadogan Hall, Milton Court and the Wigmore Hall and has performed live twice for 'In Tune' on BBC Radio Three. He has also appeared in several festivals worldwide including the Reims Festival, the Menuhin Festival (Gstaad), Sejong international music festival (Philadelphia), AIMS festival (Catalonia), Langvad chamber music jamboree (Denmark) and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove.

          Samuel would like to thank the Albert & Eugenie Frost Trust for their continued support of his studies and the Kucharsky family for the generous loan of their beautiful Neapolitan Violin, 


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