Philip Gallaway Since 1974 I have been a member of the Coull Quartet, the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick, and in 2002 I was appointed leader of the second violins of Sinfonia Viva. I also lead Midlands-based Orchestra da Camera and have played with the London Mozart Players, the CBSO and Kent Opera. My fascination with the violin began when I was about 10 years old, after attending an orchestral concert. I began having lessons the following year, and during my teenage years was involved in the Norwich musical scene. This inspired me to go on to study violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London. My teachers included Jean Harvey, Clarence Myerscough, and Frederick Grinke. Whilst studying at the RAM, I took every opportunity to study the string quartet repertoire. Such was my love of chamber music that for a while I played in three student quartets, whilst receiving regular coaching from renowned quartet leader, Sidney Griller. In 1974 I became a founder member of the Coull Quartet, and with them I have travelled throughout Europe, as well as to Australia, the Americas, India and the Far East. The Coull Quartet’s recordings include the complete Schubert and Mendelssohn quartets, as well as a wide selection of British chamber music, some of which was composed for us. My love of playing chamber and orchestral music remains undiminished, and I enjoy performing a rich variety of repertoire, as well as teaching students at the University of Warwick, and coaching on various summer schools and quartet courses, for example at Little Benslow Hills, Dillington House and Uppingham School.