Samuel Staples, Violin

Samuel was born in London to a musical family and began playing the violin when he was five after a short-lived but enthusiastic career as a cellist. Aged eight he was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School. He is very excited to be a 2021/22 recipient of the Royal Northern College of Music’s International Artist Diploma.

As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in Japan, the USA and widely in Europe as well as in many major UK venues. He is a regular guest at festivals worldwide and since 2017 has been the joint Artistic Director of the Alderney Chamber Music Festival.

A keen orchestral musician, Samuel is in increasingly high demand as both a leader and director and is currently on trial as Assistant Leader with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. 

Samuel plays a Niccolo Gagliano violin generously on loan from Stephanie Howard and family.