Philharmonia forsakes leadermain
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, 31, has been named joint concertmaster of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, alongside Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay.
Gilmore will continue to work part-time with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, where his title is joint leader.
It appears the Philharmonia has quietly dropped the English title ‘leader’ for the American ‘concertmaster’.
We are delighted to announce that violinist Benjamin Marquise Gilmore has been appointed Joint Concert Master, a position he will share with longstanding Philharmonia Concert Master Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay.
Benjamin (31) was appointed leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 2016, where he will continue as Joint Leader alongside his new position with the Philharmonia, which he will begin at the start of the 2019/20 season.