Jamie Campbell was born in London in 1982. After reading music at Clare College, Cambridge he continued his studies in Vienna, London and Madrid. He is the violinist of the Werther Ensemble and is Principal 2nd violin of Aurora Orchestra. He founded and was 1st violin of the Solstice Quartet from 2005-2013 with whom he appeared in several major international competitions and at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Lincoln Center New York and the Musée d’Orsay Paris. In addition, Jamie has appeared as guest leader and principal with the London Sinfonietta, the City of London Sinfonia, the English Chamber Orchestra, and London Contemporary Orchestra with the Scottish Ensemble and with the St. Endellion Festival Orchestra. Jamie has premiered works by composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Alexander Goehr, Nico Muhly, Joseph Phibbs and Giles Swayne, and he has recorded for EMI, Decca, Harmonia Mundi, Warner, Signum Classics and Naxos.
Plans for 2015 include appearances at the Wigmore Hall, Globe Theatre and the BBC Proms with Aurora Orchestra, leading the City of London Sinfonia in a first production of Jonathan Dove’s opera ‘Flight’ at Opera Holland Park and performances at various chamber music festivals including Cervo in Italy, Whittington Festival and the Southwell Music Festival of which he is Associate Artistic Director.
Jamie lives in South London and, when not playing the violin, loves watching sport, particularly rugby, escaping to the countryside and cooking.
Jamie plays a violin by Wiltrud Fauler, made in New York in 2005.