Internationally recognised as one of Britain's most distinguished musicians, Kenneth Sillito has excelled as chamber musician, orchestra leader and director. His first appointment was as associate leader of the newly created English Chamber Orchestra: he subsequently took over the leadership and remained until 1973, during which time he toured worldwide as Director and soloist. Kenneth Sillito is widely renowned as a chamber musician. In 1967 he founded the Gabrieli String Quartet and remained its leader for twenty years, making numerous recordings and gaining the Quartet a formidable reputation. The Academy Chamber Ensemble was formed in 1967 and is known for its superlative performances and award-winning recordings for Phillips Classics and Chandos Records. With the Academy of St Martins in the Fields Kenneth Sillito tours throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia and is a regular concert visitor to concert halls and festivals throughout the UK. As a soloist he recently collaborated with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields' principal guest conductor Murray Perahia in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 and Concerto in A minor for flute, violin and keyboard for Sony Classical.
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