Garfield Jackson was born in London into a family of jazz trumpet players with a wide-ranging appreciation of music. He began violin studies at the age of seven with Beryl Morreau, a viola student of Lionel Tertis and a founder member of the McNaghten String Quartet. After only eighteen months he was accepted as a pupil at the then recently-formed Menuhin School and began studying the viola alongside his violin. Entering the RAM on a scholarship, he concentrated on the viola with Peter Schidlof and Stephen Shingles. Away from his award-winning membership of the Endellion Quartet for 40 years, he has played chamber music with other friends and colleagues such as members of the Amadeus Quartet, Steven Isserlis and Joshua Bell. As a soloist he has performed at Wigmore Hall and the QEH, given broadcasts for the BBC and made several recordings. Garfield Jackson was appointed LDSM's Artistic Associate in 2008. His most recent appearance at LDSM was in 2016.
*See the panel for details of his concert in the 2019 LDSM festival.