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Harvey de Souza

Harvey de Souza is principal first violin for 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 such as 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.

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 was a principal guest director of the Lancashire Sinfonietta, and he served as the co-artistic director of the Sangat Chamber Music Festival in Mumbai from 1995 to 2015. De Souza is currently an assistant professor of violin at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse (CNSMD) in Lyon, France.