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Colin Twigg: Chamber Music
By Catherine Schofield, Colin Twigg, David Powell, Hiroaki Takenouchi, Lucy Wilding, Marcus Barcham-Stevens, Michael Schofield, and Montpellier String Trio. By Colin Twigg. Classical. CD. Toccata Classics #TOCC0387. Published by Toccata Classics (NX.TOCC0387).
Item Number: NX.TOCC0387
The English violinist Colin Twigg (b. 1960) first came to attention as a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 1978 and since made his living as a chamber and orchestral musician. But composition has always been important to him, and his music reflects the richness of his performing career: its roots are in the great composers of the past, synthesized into an articulate voice that is accessible in style and satisfying in its craftsmanship. Colin Twigg was born in Skipton, North Yorkshire. He took up the violin at the age of seven when his father brought home a half-sized violin which 'at the time was a welcome alternative to piano practice.' He went on to study at the Menuhim School with Margaret Norris, then at Yale with Oscar Shumsky and at Julliard with Tossy Spivakovsky. He is currently Sub-Principal First Violin with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He also takes part in performances, recordings, and chamber music coaching courses as leader of the Bridge String Quartet in London.