Past engagements include:
2015 thus far included:
February 8th: Home studio cello class with
Christine Livingstone @ Alleyn's School, Dulwich 2-6pm - to include group work on basics of tone production and posture;
mini lessons for all; ensemble items Bach: Arioso and Tchaikovsky: Chanson Triste
March 4th: Latymer Upper Strings Day - great workshops had with visiting presenters
Thomas Gregory and Laura Cochrane on Vamoosh!; Neil Valentine and Matthew Forbes doing some funky improvisation! Plus
evening concert with students and staff chamber music items. ** Excited about playing in our home string faculty
and visiting presenters Mendelssohn Octet, led by our own student Sofia Kolupov!** Fun and eclectic concert
- with workshop items; Beethoven op. 95; Schumann Piano Quintet!
March 31st: Strauss "Eine Alpeinsinfonie" with Duet Group Philharmonic @ Royal Festival
Hall (playing cello + section coach)
16th: St Pauls' Sinfonia 10th Anniversary Concert @ Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.30pm (cello) - Wagner:
Siegfried Idyll; Stravinsky Symphony in C; Shostakovich Cello Concerto with Guy Johnston; Mozart Symphony no. 31 "Paris"
**Ten years we have been playing together now - this will be a celebration to remember!**
Sun April 26th: teaching @ Cello Day @ the Royal Academy of Music
- a day devoted to preparation for ABRSM examinations for school age cello students
Fri 26th June 7.30pm St James' Piccadilly Guest Principal double bass w/ Corinthian
Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mike Seal:
Spring; Mozart: Piano Concert in E flat major; Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements;
Sat 27th June 11.15am Elgar: Introduction and Allegro with Bayswater Suzuki Group
9th July: 1-2pm Double bass and piano Recital @ St John's
Church Notting Hill with Daniel Hewson:
in G minor; Ellis: Sonata; Lennox Berkeley: Introduction and Allegro; Lancen:Croquis
Summer school 2014 coaching engagements included:
July: Bayswater Chamber Music Course; course director Jillian
Leddra - coaching small groups and assisting chamber orchestra
August: Bryanston International Summer School, Bryanston School, Dorset;
course director Christine Livingstone; faculty includes Carey-Beth Hockett - teaching
cello and double bass in open lessons; playing double bass in orchestra; chamber music recitals on cello including Elgar Piano Quintet with Tony Ingham.
2014 highlights included:
December: Corinthian Chamber Orchestra @ Queen Elizabeth Hall
with Paul Hoskins (principal double bass): Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture; Shostakovich: Piano concerto no.2;
Stravinsky "The Firebird"
Noyes' Fludde and Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass (double bass) @ SPGS
November: Home studio class performance evening
with Jocelyn Abbott (piano) and David Kenedy in East Dulwich
August: Elgar Piano Quintet @ Bryanstone International Chamber Music Course - with Tony Ingham (piano)
July - August: St Endellion Festival, St Endellion, Cornwall
(double bass) Artistic Director: Mark Padmore; Conductors: Ryan Wigglesworth and Aidan Oliver
Repertoire included: Puccini La Boheme; Bach Mass in B Minor; Britten Nocturne; Tchaikovsky
Symphony no. 5; Beethoven Mass in C major; Brahms Piano Concerto no. 1; Concerts @ St Endellion and Truro Cathedral
Chamber music concert: Schubert: Gesang der Geister
uber den Wassern (double bass) with singers including Marc Padmore, Roderick Williams, Peter Hoare, Robert Davies
July: Exeter Cathedral: Amadeus Orchestra (principal
double bass) Strauss: Don Juan; Elgar: Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch; Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5
April: Cello Day @ RAM - leading junior classes for lots and
lots of little cellists - wonderful new composition from Thomas Gregory!
February: Home studio performance class with Anita Strevens, including massed Vivaldi Double Cello
December/January: Tour of China
with Kent Sinfonia
Highlights of 2012 –
2013 season included:
July/August: St Endellion Festival, Cornwall – principal/co-principal double bass in
orchestra for a wide range of programmes and a variety of chamber music recitals
June: Stravinsky "L'Historie
du Soldat" (A Soldier's Tale) - double bass with the Simon Callaghan Ensemble, Narrated by Timothy West
Cello and piano recitals with John Cuthbert – Spanish
and Latin American repertoire
April London Cello Society "Cello Day" at the Royal Academy of
Music, visiting teachers included Leonid Gorokhov, Aaron Minsky, William Bruce and Thomas Gregory.
Aaron Minsky workshops and concert at Latymer Upper School.
Performance of Three American Cello Duets by Helen Neilson and Aaron Minsky.
March Prinicpal cello for performance of Mahler Symphony no. 8 "Symphony of a
Thousand" at Royal Festival Hall with students from schools including Latymer Upper School
September Schumann Fantasiestucke and Chopin
Sonata with Irina Lyakhovskaya
Jacob " A Little Concerto" for double bass and string orchestra at the ESTA Summer School, Cheltenham
August: Bottesini Concerto no.
1 for double bass (B minor version) - in masterclass with Thomas Martin at ESTA Summer School, Cheltenham