Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Liam Brolly began learning the Viola with James Durrant M.B.E. at the music school of Douglas Academy. He then won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Johnathan Barritt, graduating with First Class Honors. Liam is currently enrolled as an Artist Diploma Candidate at the Colburn School, where he studies with Paul Coletti.
Liam has worked regularly with orchestras including the Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Liam has played Guest Principal Viola with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and is currently on trial with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as Associate Principal Viola. Liam has played as Guest Viola with the Edinburgh Quartet and has recorded chamber music for BBC Radio 3. Recent engagements include the Tunnel Trust for Young Musicians, Edinburgh International Festival and the BBC Proms. This year, Liam was the proud recipient of the 2018 Jerry Eberhardt Full Scholarship in Viola at the Music Academy of the West, where he studied with Karen Dreyfus, Cynthia Phelps, and Richard O’Neill.