Described in the press as “alluring”, “unforgettable” and “a wonder”, Fenella Humphreys is one of the UK’s most established and versatile violinists. She enjoys a busy career combining chamber music and solo work, performing in prestigious venues around the world. She is frequently broadcast on the BBC, Classic FM, DeutschlandRadio Berlin, West-Deutsche-Rundfunk, ABC Classic FM (Australia) and Korean radio.
Fenella’s new disc, So Many Stars, with acclaimed pianist Nicola Eimer was released on Stone Records in February 2019. It was described as “hugely rewarding” by The Guardian and BBC Radio 3’s Record Review as “an absolutely exquisite album”.
June 2019 sees the release of another new disc, Four Seasons Recomposed with Covent Garden Sinfonia and Ben Palmer (Rubicon). The album unites Max Richter’s iconic Recomposed: The Four Seasons with Pēteris Vasks’ Lonely Angel and Arvo Pärt’s Fratres to produce a compelling meditation on the profound power of melody.
Fenella is regularly invited by Steven Isserlis to take part in the prestigious Open Chamber Music at the International Musicians’ Seminar, Prussia Cove. Concertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerakademie.
Fenella plays a beautiful violin from the circle of Peter Guarneri of Venice, kindly on loan from Jonathan Sparey.
Fritz Kreisler – Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice op. 6 (1911)
Roxanna Panufnick – Hora Bessarabia (2016)
Heinrich Biber – Passacaglia (1676)
Rebecca Saunders – Hauch (2018)
J.P. von Westhoff – Suite no. 5 in D minor (1682)
Paganini – Caprices nos. 14, 9 and 24 (1802-1817)
J.S. Bach – Partita no. 3 in E major BWV 1006 (1720)
Eugene Ysaye – Sonata op. 27 no. 2 (1923)