Colin Callow studied at Chetham's School and the Royal Northern College of Music. He performed with the Northern Sinfonia, before taking a position with the Amphion quartet. Subsequently, he has performed with quartets including the English, Medici and Chilingirian quartet, and played with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for 19 years, and more recently with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has coached many summer schools in England and Italy as an assistant to Manny Hurwitz. Colin is Principal 2nd Violin of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.