Anthony Flint

First Violins   |   Concertmaster

Anthony Flint began his musical studies in his native England. At a young age, he moved to Canada, carrying his studies in Toronto Conservatory, where he studied violin under David Mankovitz and piano under Patricia Holt. He has completed music education graduating with the highest distinction from Indiana University in Bloomington, under professors James Buswell, Larry Shapiro, Franco Gulli and Joseph Gingold.


His career as Concertmaster dates back to the 1970s, when he served in the Opera of Gian Carlo Menotti, during the Festival del Due Mondi in Italy. Soon after, he was appointed to lead several orchestras in Canada and the United States, including CJRT Radio Symphony in Toronto and The Orchestra of Illinois in Chicago. From 1989 to March 2012, he was Concertmaster of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Switzerland.


Anthony has also spent ten seasons as a guest concertmaster of the West Deutsches Rundfunk in Germany, being invited to hold the same position with São Paulo State Symphony (Osesp) for five seasons. He has also worked as a guest concertmaster with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish, English National Opera, Gulbenkian Orchestra and Zucker Kammerorchester.


The musician held his first pedagogical activity during his master’s degree course, as an assistant at Indiana University. He has also taught violin in the Orchestre Nationale de la Jeunesse and the Musike France, both in France. In Italy, he’s been a visiting professor at Conservatório Niccolò Paganini in Genoa and Scuola di Musica in Cremona.


Anthony Flint also performs as soloist and chamber musician, having presented to the public performances with artists like Vladimir Viardo, Jean Bernard Pommier, Bruno Pasquier, Yuri Bashmet, Wolfgang Boettcher, Wen Sinn Yang, Max Rabinovitz and Steven Swedish. For over ten years, he has been performing in several continents with his Swiss group, Trio Ceresio. Recently, he has founded and now leads the Brazilian group I Virtuosi di Minas.