Philip Higham is SCO’s New Principal Cello

RNCM alumnus and Tutor in Cello, Philip Higham, has been appointed Principal Cello of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

The 2010 graduate is one of three new musicians to join the SCO at the start of its 2016/17 season, alongside Marcus Barcham Stevens (Principal Second Violin) and Felix Tanner (Sub-Principal Viola).


Philip, who has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Philharmonic, Hallé, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, said: ‘I am so happy to accept the position of SCO Principal Cello. It always feels like every player is as invested as the next, and that there is a shared commitment to high quality, passionate music-making.’

19 September 2016