Roger Wilkie

Rowena Hammill Cello
October 20, 2021

A native of Los Angeles, Roger Wilkie began his violin studies at age 13. Eight years later, he joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra as one of its youngest members, eventually being appointed principal second violin, a position he held until 1989. In 1990 Mr. Wilkie was named concertmaster of the Long Beach Symphony. A frequent soloist with the LBSO, he has been featured in performances of the majority of the standard violin concerto repertoire. He also serves as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Master Chorale Orchestra. A much sought after chamber musician, Mr. Wilkie was a founding member of the Angeles String Quartet. In addition, he was solo violinist with Camerata Pacifica, on whose series he played hundreds of concerts as recitalist and chamber musician. Currently, Mr. Wilkie is a member of the critically acclaimed Pacific Trio. He has also appeared at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, and Mainly Mozart Festival. In great demand as a concertmaster for the Hollywood studio orchestras, Mr. Wilkie has served in that capacity for many of Hollywood’s leading composers. Since 2005, he has had the honor of serving as concertmaster for the motion picture scores of legendary composer John Williams.