Lily Whitehurst

Lily Whitehurst

Key Facts

  • Instrument: Violin


Lily Whitehurst is a violinist from Tenby, Pembrokeshire. She is currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music with Yossi Zivoni supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Laurin and Arthur Glaze Trust. Lily is the current holder of the John Hosier & Biddy Baxter Scholarship of which Sir Simon Rattle is the patron.


She has recently been appointed as a member of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and continues to work with orchestras such as The Hallé, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Sinfonia Cymru. 


She was a member of the award winning Gaskell String Quartet who received first place in the RNCM Schubert Prize and Hirsch Prize and performed in the finals of the Cavatina Intercollegiate Chamber Music Competition at the Royal Academy of Music. They have performed in many venues across the UK with highlights including the Wigmore Hall and BBC Radio 3. 


Lily has performed in master classes with some of the world’s leading violinists including Christian Tetslaff, Renaud Capucon, Mauricio Fuks and Alina Ibragimova. Her playing has been broadcast on BBC Songs of Praise, S4C, and as soloist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on Radio Wales. Last summer she enjoyed giving her recital debut at St Martin in the Fields.


She is currently playing on a 17th century Gagliano kindly on loan from Mr Gordon Levy.


Musicians’ Company Award: Bulgin Medal 2013 and Biddy Baxter & John Hosier Music Trust Scholarship 2018

Page Updated: April 2019