Moray Welsh has had a distinguished and varied career as a soloist, following his two years of study at the Moscow Conservatory with Rostropovich, on the recommendation of Benjamin Britten. In Britain he has appeared as a soloist at the Proms and in all the major concert halls, with leading orchestras. His international career has brought invitations to give concerts all over the world. With wide musical interests, his recordings range from baroque concertos to several records of contemporary music, including Hugh Wood’s Cello Concerto, selected as a Record of the Year by The Sunday Times.
Beside his impressive orchestral career as principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, from which he retired in 2007, Moray Welsh has won an enthusiastic audience for his chamber music performances with artists such as James Galway, Kyung Wha Chung, the Amadeus Quartet, Andre Previn and Yuri Bashmet, and is also known for directing his own string sextet, the Arienski Ensemble, which won the 1992 award for the Best Chamber Music Performance on CD from the Music Retailers Association. He is now a member of a Piano Trio with Martin Roscoe and Peter Cropper.