Professor Steven Wilkie

Senior Tutor in Violin at Royal Northern College of Music

ABRSM Examiner

Born and bred in Edinburgh, Steven Wilkie is one of the country’s busiest violinists. A prize winning student of Yossi Zivoni at the RNCM, he has played with many leading orchestras including the Halle, RLPO, RPO, BBC Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia and the John Wilson Orchestra.

His solo appearances include the Bach Double (with Yossi Zivoni), Mendelssohn, Bruch, Brahms, Beethoven, Dvorak, Barber and Prokofiev concerti. In 2004 he made his European concerto debut in Lucerne.

He is the leader of the Manchester Concert Orchestra and a founder member of the Sinfonia of London.

As a chamber musician Steven has performed throughout the UK and is leader of Sinfonia UK Collective. This ensemble recently toured Canada with great success.

Steven is an examiner for the ABRSM and Senior Tutor in Violin at the RNCM. Former students are to be found in many orchestras including the current leader of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Steven plays a Nicolò Gagliano violin of 1765.

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