Philip Borg-Wheeler

Department: Contributor Biography

Educated in Bournemouth, Philip was brought up on Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concerts conducted by Constantin Silvestri. He spent three-and-a-half years as a viola player in the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, then 36 years with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

He completed an Open University arts degree in 1992 and has been a freelance writer since 1993, producing CD notes for about a dozen companies, programme notes for around ten orchestras, and book reviews and occasional articles for CM.