Harvey de Souza is principal first violin of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He’s been a member of the Academy since 1993 and has led the orchestra on tours with Sir Neville Marriner and soloists including Joshua Bell and Julia Fischer. As a member of the Academy’s Chamber Ensemble, he’s performed extensively throughout South America, Europe, and the United States.
Mr. de Souza has been a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and of the Vellinger String Quartet, which won the 1994 London International String Quartet Competition. He’s been principal guest director of the Lancashire Sinfonietta and is co-artistic director of the Sangat Chamber Music Festival in Mumbai. Mr. de Souza plays on a Carlo Bergonzi, kindly lent to him by the Beare’s International Violin Society.