Professorial Staff - Academic Studies
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Kit Massey is a fourth generation musician, working professionally as a violinist, pianist and arranger in London. He studied at Trinity College of Music with Michael Bochmann and Andrew Haveron where he received a first class degree and several prizes for solo and ensemble playing. After graduation, he played with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, performing much of the core ballet and opera repertoire. Back in London, he continued a busy recording and performing career, with the Heritage Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra, working with artists as diverse as Tim Minchin, Aphex Twin and Antony and the Johnsons.
He is passionate about the role of the violin in jazz and other improvised music from across the world, and has played in the London, Montreux and Berlin Jazz Festivals and toured with Jamie Cullum and Bill Lawrence (Snarky Puppy). In 2012, Kit travelled to Mysore, India, where he studied with Nadayogi V. Ambaprasad, writing an article about Karnatic violin that was published in The Strad magazine. His television work includes hand-doubling for Rupert Everett in the BBC’s adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote and performed the music for a Renault Clio advert.