Clare Howick has established herself as one of the leading violinists of her generation. She has a special interest in twentieth-century British violin repertoire which has resulted in a number of premières and recordings. Her début disc, Sonata Lirica and Other Works by Cyril Scott was Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine. A second disc of Cyril Scott’s violin sonatas was subsequently recorded for Naxos (8.572290).
She has performed most of the violin concerto repertoire with various orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, has appeared at major festivals in Britain, including the Cheltenham International Festival, and has broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She combines solo and chamber performances with appearing as guest leader of many orchestras, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra and the Orchestra of English National Opera.
She gratefully acknowledges the loan of a Stradivarius violin (1721) for the recording of Cyril Scott’s violin sonata (Naxos 8.572290).