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Joined the LPO in 1974
Chair supported by Caroline, Jamie & Zander Sharp
Geoffrey was born in Stirling, Scotland, and studied two years of Medicine before changing his mind and entering the Royal College of Music in 1970 to study with Frances Mason. At college he won the Ian Stoutzker Prize for violin playing as well as awards for composition. In 1974 he joined the First Violin section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has worked ever since. In addition to his orchestral work, he has performed a wide range of concertos and chamber music, including broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.
For over 15 years Geoff has been involved in creative music projects run by the London Philharmonic Orchestra in mainstream and special schools and community outreach settings. He is also an active teacher and has taught in many London schools as well as giving private tuition on violin and viola.
Geoff featured in the 'Backstage' interview in our Autumn 2014 edition of the Orchestra's magazine, Tune In. Read the interview here.