In this film, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay introduces his instrument - the violin.

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Why not download our iPad app The Orchestra to learn even more? Visit for more information.

"Have you seen the app called ‘The Orchestra’? It is astonishing. For somebody who can’t read music to learn how an orchestra functions, to be able to see from the perspective of a flute or a second violin, is really enlightening." - Sir John Eliot Gardiner, quoted in an interview by Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2014

The Philharmonia's Concert Master's Chair is endowed in memory of Albert Hoffmann, Ädler von Weils—Member and Leader, Vienna Court and State Opera Orchestras 1899-1943.

The Philharmonia’s No.2 1st Violin Chair is endowed by Vincent Meyer.

The Philharmonia's No. 4 First Violin's Chair is endowed by the Philharmonia Orchestra in memory of Jessie Hinchcliffe MBE

The Philharmonia's Principal Second Violin's Chair is endowed in memory of Gordon Arthur Wood.

For more information on Chair Endowments, please visit:

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