Warren grew up in Surrey BC to a musical family and started Violin at age 3. At age 6 he began taking lessons at the Vancouver Academy of Music with Lawrie Hill, and from age 13 with Gwen Thompson. Much local & VAM success followed, including Solo & Chamber Music prizes at the Provincial level. At age 16, Warren served as the Concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
At age 18, Warren moved to London England where he completed his joint BMus at the Royal College of Music with Felix Andrievsky & Baroque violinist Catherine Macintosh. He was the recipient of numerous Scholarships, Concerto Awards and other Violin Prizes. Warren served as Concertmaster of the RCM Sinfonietta, Symphony and Opera Orchestras, and also the RCM Contemporary Music Ensemble.
Warren has been working professionally from age 17. He has performed & recorded with the Britten Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra. He has recently served as guest Concertmaster of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and also the John Wilson Hollywood Proms Orchestra.
As a Baroque violinist, Warren has performed with renowned ensembles such as the New London Consort, Gabrielli Consort, The Musicians of the Globe, La Serenissima and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Warren is an avid Chamber music and Concerto player and has collaborated with many of the world’s finest musicians. Highlights include his Recital work with Pianists Carlina Carr and Simon Watterton, including a complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle with Simon in 2010. He has recently performed the Rozsa Violin Concerto and Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the London Phoenix Orchestra.
Warren now appears on the Guild CD label in critically acclaimed World Premiere recordings of Volkmar Andreae’s Complete String Quartets with the Locrian Ensemble.
Warren is a very active session player, with more than 1500 Popular Songs and over 200 Major Film scores recorded. Film highlights include: Shakespeare in Love, Gladiator, James Bond 18-23, Harry Potter, The Lord of The Rings, Shrek, & the recent Batman and Almodovar Films. Pop music recording highlights include albums for Sting, Madonna, David Gilmour and Joni Mitchell’s epic ‘Both Sides Now’ arranged by Vince Mendoza. Warren is also a regular Featured soloist on the BBC’s popular “Strictly Come Dancing” Television program.
Warren began playing the Viola professionally in 2009. He recently completed a European tour with the Bolivar Soloists of Berlin, supporting renowned tenor Rolando Villazon.