Kit Massey is a fourth generation musician, working professionally as a violinist, pianist and arranger in London. He studied at Trinity College of Music with Michael Bochmann and Andrew Haveron where he received a first class degree and several prizes for solo and ensemble playing. After graduation, he played with the Philamonia de Santiago Chile, performing much of the core ballet and opera repertoire. Back in London, he continued a busy recording and performing career, with the Heritage Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra, working with artists as diverse Tim Minchen, Aphex Twin and Anthony and the Johnsons.
He is passionate about the role of the violin in jazz and other improvised music from across the world, and has played in the London, Montreux and Berlin Jazz Festivals and toured with Jamie Cullum and Bill Lawrence (Snarky Puppy). In 2012, Kit travelled to Mysore Indian where he studied with Nadayogi V. Ambaprasad, writing an article about Karnatic violin that was published in Strad magazine. His television work includes hand-doubling for Rupert Everett in the BBC’s adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote and performed the music for Peugout’s Renault clio advert.