Enjoy a lunchtime recital by Naomi Warburton, an MMSF Fellow from the Philharmonia Orchestra, accompanied by string quartet the Kyan Quartet.

British violinist Naomi Warburton studied at Clare College, Cambridge (BA, Music) and the Royal Academy of Music with So-Ock Kim, graduating with a Master’s in 2023. She led the Academy’s symphony and opera orchestras in multiple projects, and collaborated with members of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. As first violinist of the Kyan Quartet, Naomi has performed across the UK and abroad, in such venues as Wigmore Hall. As well as being scholars of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme and the Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland International Chamber Music Campus, the quartet are upcoming Tunnell Trust award holders. Naomi has enjoyed solo masterclasses with violinists including Hilary Hahn and Tasmin Little.

This concert is free with Museum admission.


Mozart – String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421

Beethoven – String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5


For the last two years, the Foundling Museum has partnered with the Philharmonia Orchestra to provide monthly recital opportunities for their MMSF Instrumental Fellows. The scheme has been developed to equip musicians at the start of their careers with real-world performance experience, whilst inviting them to engage with our history and collections through their programming.

The Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme (formerly the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund) has supported young musicians since 1968. Over the years, the programme has helped to prepare exceptionally talented instrumental students for a professional orchestral career. From mentoring with a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra to recital opportunities and training workshops, the Fellowship is an extensive programme that aims to develop emerging artists in a supportive and nurturing environment.