Anthony Flint - violin
Of British-Russian parentage, Anthony Flint first performed in public with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as soloist at the age of 11 and at 16 made his North American debut with the Montreal Symphony, performing the Beethoven Concerto. After commencing studies with first Robert Colman in England and then a further five years with David Mankovitz in Toronto, Canada, he went to the United States where he completed the graduate programme in performance with the highest distinction at Bloomington, Indiana University music school. During this time, he studied under James Buswell, Franco Gulli and Joseph Gingold. In this same period, he was asked to be concertmaster for the orchestra of Giancarlo Menotti at the festival of two worlds in Spoleto, Italy.
His career has since provided him with the opportunity to lead many orchestras for extended periods of time all over the world such as the West Deutsches Ründfunk, Cologne, the English National Opera, London, the BBC Scottish, Glasgow, the Orquestra dos Estados Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Orchestra of Illinois, Chicago, the Gülbenkian Orchestra, Lisbon, the CJRT Orchestra, Toronto and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Zurich. For over two decades he held the post of first concertmaster of the Orchestra della svizzera Italiana.
Combined with this activity, he has made many solo appearances and has performed extensively as chamber musician, bringing interpretations to audiences together with internationally famous musicians including Vladimir Viardo, Jean Bernard Pommier, Bruno Pasquier, Yuri Bashmet and Wolfgang Boettcher. In Canada, Anthony Flint was violinist of the Toronto Kammertrio. He has always sought to specialize in this repertoire, a fundamental motivation for his continuing collaboration with the Swiss ensemble, Trio Ceresio.
Anthony Flint lives with his family on the shores of lake Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland travelling frequently to South America where he is busy giving master-classes, teaching, playing extensively with other ensembles such as I Virtuosi de Minas and collaborating as concertmaster with the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais.