Violinist Belinda Broughton began performing concertos as a child with
the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 12, she performed the
Mendelssohn Concerto for Queen Elizabeth II at a Royal Command
performance in New Zealand.
At 18, having moved to London three years earlier to study with
Alfredo Campoli, she joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra as it's
youngest ever member and the following year was also playing as
assistant concertmaster with the London Symphony Orchestra and BBC
Symphony Orchestra. By the age of 20 she had performed as concertmaster
with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera and
BBC Concert Orchestra After leaving the London Philharmonic Orchestra,
she worked for 20 years as a freelance player in London, recording
music for films, television and records and toured England, Europe, and
the Middle East as a member of the Lake Piano Trio.
In 1997, she married composer Bruce Broughton and moved to Los
Angeles with her two sons, where she has continued her recording and
performing career. In addition to her studio work, she has played with
various chamber ensembles, including the Maestro Foundation and Pacific
Serenades, and has been guest concertmaster with the Los Angeles Chamber
Orchestra, Glendale Symphony Orchestra, and the New West Symphony.